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The Plain Truth
The time for hinting at unpleasant truths is past. Let us insist that the States put into practice every known and approved method of prevention, and that physicians and teachers open the doors of knowledge wide for the people to enter in. The facts are not agreeable reading, often they are revolting. But it is better that our sensibilities should be shocked than that we should be ignorant of facts upon which rest sight, hearing, intelligence, morals and the life of the children of men....
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Title: The Plain Truth
From: Out Of The Dark
Creator: Helen Keller (author)
Date: 1920
Format: Article
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company, New York
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: pp.173-177
Keywords: Advocacy; American Association Of Workers For The Blind; Blind; Boston, MA; Children; Deaf; Deaf-blind; Disease; Doctors; Education; Helen Keller; Institutions; Massachusetts; Massachusetts Commission For The Blind; Medical Professionals; Medicine; Medicine & Science; Prevention; Public Health & Welfare; Schools; Sensory Disability; Social Welfare & Communities; Venereal Disease; Women & Gender
Topics: Social Movements & Advocacy
Note: Address at the annual convention of the American Association of Workers for the Blind, Boston, August 27, 1907.

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