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Quotation by Tennessee Claflin
... in all cases of monstrosity at birth anaesthetics should be applied by doctors publicly appointed for that purpose... Every successive year would see fewer of the unfit born, and finally none. But, it may be urged, this is legalized infanticide. Assuredly it is; and it is urgently needed.
Tennessee Claflin (1846–1923), U.S. journalist, lecturer, and social reform advocate; relocated to England. Talks and Essays, vol. 1, ch. 7 (1897).
This book was actually published under Claflin's second married name, Lady Cook. Her second husband was Francis Cook, an Englishman who became a baronet in 1886.
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