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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 17, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 1',
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CRITICIZE MAYOR F8R STRIKE STAND
STRIKERS STABBED AND BEATEN AS CITY
HALL URGES THEM TO GO HOME AND BEHAVE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 5, NO. 44 Chicago, Wednesday, November 17, 1915 398
Insanity, Suicide and Divorce Follow Wisconsin Law
-Names of Victims Hidden $10-a-Day "Expert?
Has Final Say,
BY GEORGE A. DeWITT
Milwaukee, Nov. 17. Some time
this month 21 men their names hid
den from the public are to be steril
ized by the state of Wisconsin!
The operation was performed on
10 unfortunates Nov. 11.
Absolute secrecy veils the experi
ment Wisconsin is to make at the ex
pense of the most sacred function of
An "expert alienist," who, the law
provides, shall not be paid more than
$10 a day, is to determine who .will
And the excuse will be: "They're
That was the same excuse given
when John Rehfeldt, a patient at the
Autagamie county asylum at Apple
ton, was sterilized.
But tragedy spelled in big letters
made 'that excuse only a mockery.
Here is the result of that one steril
One man again made insane.
Six chiidren-separated, from -their
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