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January 26, 1918

Problems of Subnormality.

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By J. E. Wallace Wallin, Director of Psycho-Educational Clinic, Board of Education, St. Louis. With an Introduction by John W. Withers, Ph.D., Superintendent of Public Schools in the City of St. Louis. Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 485. Yonkers-on-Hudson: World Book Company, 1917.

JAMA. 1918;70(4):260-261. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600040058026

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Abstract

This book outlines a plan for the organization of various types of special and ungraded classes to meet the needs of different types of exceptional children. It also considers the social, civic, industrial, criminologic and eugenic questions affecting different types of abnormal children, the feebleminded, backward, epileptic, blind, deaf, speech defective, crippled and psychopathic. The book may be divided into two portions. In the first, the changing attitudes toward the subnormal are considered, with a history of the care, training and study of the feebleminded and backward children, and a review of the present methods of determining subnormality, or the problem of diagnosis. In the second, there is a collection of addresses that have been delivered before various societies.

The author's point of view relative to the problems of subnormality is clear, concise and refreshing. He emphasizes the fact that it is evident that no mere Binet tester can fulfil

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