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"Idiocy In Massachusetts"
Under an act of the Massachusetts Legislature, April 11th, 1846, Dr. Howe was appointed chairman of a Committee "to inquire into the condition of the Idiots of the Commonwealth, to ascertain their number and whether anything can be done in their behalf." A report was returned in March, 1847. . .We will give the account in the narrator's own words....
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Title: "Idiocy In Massachusetts"
Creator: Matilda Freeman Dana (author)
Date: June 1849
Format: Article
Publication: Southern Literary Messenger
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: vol.15, no.6, pp.367-370
Keywords: Advocacy; Asylums; Boston, MA; Cognitive Disability; Doctors; Economics; Edouard Seguin; Education; Educational Institutions; France; Government Agencies; Idiocy; Institutions; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; Massachusetts; Medical Professionals; Medicine; Moral Treatment; Perkins School For The Blind; Samuel Gridley Howe; Schools; Social Welfare & Communities
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy