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New York State Asylum For Idiots, Second Annual Report Of The Trustees
It had been discovered that the term “idiot” very inaccurately described the different conditions of imbecility of intellect; that there were grades and degrees at great distances from each other; that the effects of bodily injuries had been confounded with original organization; that ill treatment and neglect had obscured minds naturally healthy, and finally that by proper discrimination and training, adapted to each case, in many instances the intellect had been aroused or developed, and new creatures born into the world....
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Title: New York State Asylum For Idiots, Second Annual Report Of The Trustees
Creator: n/a
Date: February 10, 1853
Format: Annual Report
Source: Steve Taylor Collection
Keywords: Abuse; Albany, NY; Asylums; Children; Civil Liberties & Rights; Cognitive Disability; Correspondence; Deaf; Doctors; Economics; Education; Educational Institutions; Family; Government; Government Agencies; Hervey B. Wilbur; Idiocy; Institutions; Labor; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; Medical Professionals; Medicine; Medicine & Science; Moral Treatment; Neglect; New York; New York City, NY; New York State Asylum For Idiots; Nomenclature; Parenting; Physiological Training; Policy; Politics; Poverty; Public Welfare; Schools; Social Welfare & Communities; Statistics
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy