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July 8, 1911

Feeble-Mindedness IN Children of School Age.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(2):147. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260070151035

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Abstract

This book is Number XIII of the medical series of the University of Manchester publications and is written to emphasize the importance of the subject of mental deficiency, to whow the prominent place that proper care of feebleminded persons should take in measures for the public welfare, and to demonstrate the fact that feeble-mindedness is an inherited trait and is capable of being transmitted with growing frequency to future generations. The report of the Royal Commission on the Care and Control of the Feeble-Minded, published in 1908, has stimulated interest in this question in Great Britain. The book is intended for school medical officers, teachers, social workers and others who have to deal with feeble-minded children, and contains chapters on the physical and mental characteristics of such children, their defects of speech, special types of feeble-mindedneas, methods of diagnosis, treatment and care and a discussion of the inherited and acquired

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