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September 24, 1938

A Survey of Methods of Care, Treatment, and Training of the Feebleminded Together with a Program for the Future Made at Letchworth Village, Thiells, New York

JAMA. 1938;111(13):1237. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790390093036

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This report is the result of a request of the superintendent of Letchworth Village for a committee to make a dispassionate and disinterested survey of the institution, in order to bring about a progressive program for the next twenty-five years. Letchworth Village is an institution for the feebleminded located in New York State, which was founded in about 1909 but was authorized in 1907. It is an excellent, progressive, well developed institution and these characteristics are definitely brought to light by the survey of this investigating committee. Experts in various lines were assembled and, as a result, produced a series of reports dealing first with the physical plant as regards its general plan, architecture, sanitation, mechanical equipment, soil conditions and farming. The second part is devoted to a critical consideration of the care of the patient, the third to educational procedure, the fourth to administration and the fifth to statistics

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