Bureau publication (United States. Children's Bureau)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1915

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Page 25 - The object of said institution shall be to provide, by all proper and feasible means, the intellectual, moral and physical training of that unfortunate portion of the community who have been born or by disease have become imbecile or feeble-minded or epileptic, and by a judicious and well-adapted course of training and management to ameliorate their condition and to develop as much as possible their intellectual faculties, to reclaim them from their unhappy condition and fit them as far as possible...
Page 23 - ... feeble-mindedness is usually spontaneous in origin — that is, not due to influences acting on the parent — and tends strongly to be inherited. 2. That, especially in view of the evidence concerning fertility, the prevention of mentally defective persons from becoming parents would tend largely to diminish the number of such persons in the population.
Page 20 - About 65 per cent, of the men and 45 per cent, of the women are regularly employed.
Page 23 - The surveys of the British Royal Commission on the Care and Control of the Feebleminded...
Page 23 - Dr. Walter E. Fernald, superintendent of the Massachusetts School for the Feebleminded.
Page 20 - However, 17 per cent of the boys and 38 per cent of the girls...

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