Medicine: Sterilizers Punished

Sterilizers Punished A Michigan jury decided last week that although it may be legal to sterilize a mental incompetent, the deed is not necessarily impunible. The decision warned judges, prosecutors, sociologists and doctors in the 27 States which permit sterilization to watch their p's & q's.

The Michigan example grew out of William Well's elopement with Myrtle Krause two years ago. He was 21, a farm boy; she was 16, ward of the Probate Court at Hart. Mich. William Wells testified that after his arrest. Probate Judge Henry I. Palmiter threatened him with...

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