Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

[Son of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.]

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Even the U.S. Supreme Court endorsed aspects of eugenics. In its infamous 1927 decision, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, "It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind . . . Three generations of imbeciles are enough." This decision opened the floodgates for thousands to be coercively sterilized or otherwise persecuted as subhuman. [2003] Eugenics and the Nazis -- the California connection by Edwin Black

Law professor reveals another side to Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. in new book on former Supreme Court Justice

"It is better for all the world if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind. The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes." - Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1927.