Ian Robert Dowbiggin

Ian Robert Dowbiggin is Chair of the Department of History at the University of Prince Edward Island. He is the author of Inheriting Madness: Professionalization and Psychiatric Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century France; A Merciful End: The Euthanasia Movement in Modern America, and A Concise History of Euthanasia: Life, Death, God, and Medicine.


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  1. Keeping America Sane
    What would bring a physician to conclude that sterilization is appropriate treatment for the mentally ill and mentally handicapped? Using archival sources, Ian Robert Dowbiggin documents the involvement of both American and Canadian... Learn More
    Published: 26th June 1997
    Hardback | £43.00
    Paperback | £25.99