Inventing the Feeble Mind: A History of Mental Retardation in the United States / Edition 1

Inventing the Feeble Mind: A History of Mental Retardation in the United States / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0520203577
ISBN-13:
9780520203570
Pub. Date:
12/19/1995
Publisher:
University of California Press

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Inventing the Feeble Mind: A History of Mental Retardation in the United States / Edition 1

James W. Trent uses public documents, private letters, investigative reports, and rare photographs to explore our changing perceptions of mental retardation over the past 150 years. He contends that the economic vulnerability of mentally retarded people (and their families), more than the claims made for their intellectual or social limitations, has determined their institutional treatment.

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ISBN-13: 9780520203570
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/19/1995
Series: Medicine and Society Series , #6
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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