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From idiocy to mental deficiency : historical perspectives on people with learning disabilities

Author: David Wright; Digby Anne.
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
Series: Studies in the social history of medicine.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book devoted to the social history of people with learning disabilities in Britain. Spanning the Medieval period to the establishment of the National Health Service, this volume  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
From idiocy to mental deficiency.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1996
(DLC) 95026616
(OCoLC)33900060
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Wright; Digby Anne.
ISBN: 0203162242 9780203162248 9780415112154 041511215X 9786610327768 6610327769
OCLC Number: 50632443
Notes: Based on a conference sponsored by the Society for the Social History of Medicine, held in London in 1992.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 238 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Contexts and perspectives / Anne Digby --
2. Mental handicap in medieval and early modern England : criteria, measurement and care / Richard Neugebauer --
3. Idiocy, the family and the community in early modern north-east England / Peter Rushton --
4. Identifying and providing for the mentally disabled in early modern London / Jonathan Andrews --
5. the psychopolitics of learning and disability in seventeenth-century thought / C.F. Goodey --
6. "Childlike in his innocence" : lay attitudes to "idiots" and "imbeciles" in Victorian England / David Wright --
7. The changing dynamic of institutional care : the Western Counties Idiot Asylum, 1864-1914 / David Gladstone --
8. Institutional provision for the feeble-minded in Edwardian England : Sandlebridge and the scientific morality of permanent care / Mark Jackson --
9. Girls, deficiency and delinquency / Pamela Cox --
10. Family, community, and the state : the micro-politics of mental deficiency / Mathew Thomson.
Series Title: Studies in the social history of medicine.
Responsibility: edited by David Wright and Anne Digby.

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