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The C. Everett Koop Papers

Title:
Letter from Carl Levin, United States Senate to C. Everett Koop pdf (54,339 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Carl Levin, United States Senate to C. Everett Koop
Number of Image Pages:
1 (54,339 Bytes)
Date:
1981-11-09 (November 9, 1981)
Creator:
Levin, Carl
United States Senate
Recipient:
Koop, C. Everett
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Euthanasia
History
Exhibit Category:
Congenital Birth Defects and the Medical Rights of Children: The "Baby Doe" Controversy
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from C. Everett Koop to Carl Levin, United States Senate (November 5, 1981) pdf (115,463 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/QQBCFG.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from C. Everett Koop to Carl Levin, United States Senate (November 13, 1981) pdf (67,629 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/QQBCFJ.pdf
Box Number: 7
Folder Number: 2
Unique Identifier:
QQBCFH
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Sequential Files
SubSeries: September 1981
Folder: Confirmation as Surgeon General: Background information, 1981 Sep
Transcript:
November 9, 1981
Dear Dr. Koop:
Thank you for responding to my letter of November 2, 1981. After having received your response of November 5, 1981, I obtained the book A Sign of Cain, by Frederic Wertham, as you suggested.
I am unable to find any reference to the fact that "two-hundred and sixty-seven thousand people were destroyed this way in Germany before Hitler came to power", (emphasis added). "This Way", according to you was the gassing and destruction of "the mentally ill, the retarded, criminals, and defective babies".
It is my understanding that Frederic Wertham estimates in his book that 275,000 psychiatric patients were killed between 1939 and 1946. Hitler came to power in 1933.
I am writing again today regarding my original request for documentation of your statement that these people were killed before Hitler came to power. I would most appreciate a prompt response to my inquiry. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Carl Levin
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2008-11-12
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