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Problem of Mental Deficiency, The.

Author: Mathew Thomson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford historical monographs.
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This is the first detailed assessment of the development and implementation of social policy to deal with the problem of the 'mentally deficient' in Britain between 1870 and 1959. Mathew Thomson analyses all the factors involved in the policy-making process, beginning with the politics of the legislature and showing how the demands of central government were interpreted by local authorities, resulting in a wide and  Read more...
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Thomson, Mathew.
Problem of Mental Deficiency, The: Eugenics, Democracy, and Social Policy in Britain c. 1870-1959. Oxford Historical Monographs.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©1998
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mathew Thomson
ISBN: 9780198206927 0198206925
OCLC Number: 1027141230
Description: 1 online resource (361 pages)
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs.

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This is the first detailed assessment of the development and implementation of social policy to deal with the problem of the 'mentally deficient' in Britain between 1870 and 1959. Mathew Thomson analyses all the factors involved in the policy-making process, beginning with the politics of the legislature and showing how the demands of central government were interpreted by local authorities, resulting in a wide and varied distribution of medical, institutional, and community care in different parts of the country. The efforts of health professionals, voluntary organizations and the families th.

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