HISTORIC PHOTO OF THE DAY: 1930s Sterilization Chamber

This is historical!! Sound familiar? It happened in my country …. a possession of the United States!!


War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

From the 1930s until the 1950s, for over twenty years, hundreds of thousands of Puerto Rican women were sterilized after giving childbirth, without their knowledge or consent.

This practice was a form of population control, imposed by the US government. The higher the level of sterilization, the greater the amount of federal funds that flowed into the island’s hospitals.

This ghoulish practice became known as “la operación” throughout the island, and there was nothing that low-income Puerto Rican women could do about it.

Within this environment of medical abuse and malpractice, someone like Dr. Cornelius Rhoads could “inject eight patients with cancer” and kill them, with no consequences whatsoever.

Below is a typical “sterilization chamber” of the era…the medical apparatus used to spread a woman’s legs apart in Puerto Rico, then cauterize her fallopian tubes, without her knowledge or consent.

PR Sterilization Chamber

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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