On the causes of idiocy by S. G. Howe

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Published by Maclaclan and Stewart in Edinburgh .

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  • People with mental disabilities -- Massachusetts.

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Statementbeing the supplement to a report by S.G. Howe and the other commissioners appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts to inquire into the condition of the idiots of the Commonwealth, dated February 26, 1848 ; with an appendix.
ContributionsMassachusetts. Commission on Condition of Idiots of the Commonwealth.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 79 p. ;
Number of Pages79
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Open LibraryOL16237748M

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the ed. Description: xvi, 79 pages 22 cm. Series Title: Medicine & society in America. A section on prolonged and debilitating illness pushes the text to an edge of a corporeal hermeneutics, "at the limits of what the body knows and tells.""--BOOK JACKET.

On the Causes of Idiocy Samuel Gridley Howe — Mentally handicapped. Page 39 - Idiocy is a specific infirmity of the cranio-spinal axis, produced by deficiency of nutrition in utero and in neo-nati.

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