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Author Trent, James W., Jr., 1948-

Title Inventing the feeble mind : a history of mental retardation in the United States / James W. Trent, Jr.

Publication Info. Berkeley : University of California Press, [1994]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.30973 T795I    Check Shelf
Description xii, 356 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Medicine and society ; 6
Medicine and society ; 6.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-345) and index.
Contents Idiots in America -- Edward Seguin and the irony of physiological education -- The burden of the feebleminded -- Living and working in the institution, 1890-1920 -- The menace of the feebleminded -- Sterilization, parole, and routinization -- The remaking of mental retardation : of war, angels, parents, and politicians.
Subject People with mental disabilities -- United States -- History.
Intellectual disability -- United States -- History.
People with mental disabilities -- Institutional care -- United States -- History.
Institutionalization -- history -- United States.
Intellectual Disability -- history -- United States.
Social Conditions -- history -- United States.
Indexed Term Mentally handicapped persons Care History
United States
ISBN 0520082435 alkaline paper
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