Eli Lilly Pharmacist Helped Pass Indiana Eugenics Law of 1907: Dr. John Hurty and David Starr Jordan

Full documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rZn1xccrig

Individuals involved with the earliest roots of American eugenics also majorly influenced the medical industry’s creation and big pharma.

America’s academic, scientific class was tainted with the philosophy of eugenics. Figures such as David Starr Jordan and Dr. John Hurty were prominent in both the medical industry and big pharma.

Eli Lilly is a massive pharmaceutical company which created Prozac. Dr. John Hurty was a pharmacist at Eli Lilly at the end of the 1800’s, and he went on to influence the passing of Indiana’s 1907 mandatory sterilization law.

Transcript and Sources: http://www.eraofwisdom.org/eli-lilly-pharmacist-helped-pass-indiana-eugenics-law-1907-dr-john-hurty-david-starr-jordan/

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