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The problem of mental deficiency : eugenics, democracy, and social policy in Britain c.1870-1959

Author: Mathew Thomson
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford historical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume studies the alarm about 'mental defectives' in Britain between 1870 and 1959, and the policies of segregation, community care,and sexual sterilization. It examines the origins of these  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Legislation
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mathew Thomson
ISBN: 0198206925 9780198206927
OCLC Number: 37331734
Description: ix, 351 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Parliamentary Politics of Mental Deficiency --
2. The Board of Control --
3. The Colony Solution --
4. The Community Care Solution --
5. The Sterilization Solution --
6. The Geography of Mental Deficiency --
7. The Micro-Politics of Mental Deficiency --
8. Mental Deficiency and the Welfare State --
App. The Number of Mental Defectives under Various Forms of Provision.
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs.
Responsibility: Mathew Thomson.
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