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September 1930

Social Control of the Mentally Deficient.

Arch NeurPsych. 1930;24(3):665. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1930.02220150228021

This book gives a complete and balanced review of the problems presented by the mentally deficient. It covers the subject in a concise, clear and complete way. Davies gives a historical review of concepts regarding the feebleminded. He discusses in a clear and balanced way the point of view of the eugenists, and then various types of work being done in this country in the care of defectives in institutions and colonies, the place of the school, the work that is being done with the defective delinquent and the various activities that are going on within the community for adjusting those of lesser intelligence to the regular life of the community. Here he discusses the place of the school, the work of special classes, vocational adjustments, etc.

He approaches the whole subject from a social point of view. He gives the reader a feeling that problems associated with the feebleminded

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