Dr. Michael Nevins, M.D.

Michael Nevins, M.D., is a retired cardiologist and past president of the Medical History Society of New Jersey. Is the author of 12 books on various subjects in medical history.

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The Rise and Fall of Letchworth Village

During the early 20th century, Letchworth Village in Rockland County was at the center of the Eugenics movement in America. Administrators there performed research on “feebleminded” youth in order to validate the theory that mental illness was inherited, untreatable, and associated with anti-social behavior. Dr. Nevins, who has written several books and articles on this subject, will discuss the personalities and work of several of the Village’s local leaders.