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  1. 5minutes
    5minutes at |

    2 quick notes:

    1. Virginia Henderson graduated in 1921. This was 3 years after World War 1 had ended.

    2. Margaret Sanger… wow. Where do I begin? She was "famous" for birth control… except that the reason she promoted birth control wasn't so pleasant. She wanted to promote eugenics and rid the world of undesirables. Her own words:

    "Keep the doors of immigration closed to the entrance of certain aliens whose condition is known to be detrimental to the stamina of the race, such as feebleminded, idiots, morons, insane, syphilitic, epileptic, criminal, professional prostitutes, and others in this class barred by the immigration laws of 1924." (A Plan for Peace – 1932)

    "The campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics…. We are convinced that racial regeneration, like individual regeneration, must come 'from within.' That is, it must be autonomous, self-directive, and not imposed from without." (The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propoganda – 1921)

    Her involvement in the Negro Project – a project designed to encourage black women to be sterilized – takes the cake. Whatever your position is on abortion and Planned Parenthood today, Margaret Sanger was a nightmare of a human being.

    1. JEff
      JEff at |

      I agree with forced steriliztion.I think if we did it to all newborns every few generations, the human population would be more reasonable

      1. Nocturnesthesia
        Nocturnesthesia at |

        You can't always pick out the people who shouldn't reproduce that early. I think everyone should just carry around harpoons, and if someone is exceptionally stupid, then WHAM! Harpoon in the jewels. (This is irrespective of social status or ethnicity, of course.)

        1. TopTenz Master
          TopTenz Master at |

          So you are an equal opportunity harpooner. Nice.

      2. josh P
        josh P at |

        WOW does it sound nazi? Newborns? Why???

  2. JEff
    JEff at |

    Nurse Ratched from one flew over the cukoos nest!

  3. BoneyToney
    BoneyToney at |

    Helen Fairchild – "A few years later in 1917, WWI began "

    Oh did it? What killed the millions of people who died from 1914 to 1917 then?!?!

  4. Carlos Tonazio
    Carlos Tonazio at |


    I’m a Brazilian enterostomal Therapist nurse and I’m very proud of my job…I think we can make difference for people, we can touch their soul.. To be a nurse is so hard, we have to study every day, we have to show that we are able to to right things tah we can make the right decison…So, nursing is a very important profession, everybody as soon as longer will need a nurse, and when this time arrives I’m sure that everyone will wish a GOOD NURSE…and then they will think how important is to be a nurse.


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