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The Rev. Peter W. Marty

It's Time We Open Up!

Mark 7:31-37

Proper 18 - Year B

September 10, 2006

The Rev. Peter Marty (ELCA)

Mary Nixon made big news a couple of years ago. She was a 76-year old woman who was suing the University of Iowa for experiments that the university conducted back in 1939. Dubbed now "the Monster Study," Mary Nixon and a number of other orphans were subjected to intense psychological battering. For 12 consecutive months back in the 1930's, Mary endured relentless rapid-fire belittling of her personhood and her speech. This was all done for the sake of trying to induce stuttering in these human guinea pigs.

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