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"A Chapter on Idiots"
It is for us to act upon the medium view sanctioned alike by science and morals -- neither to cast out our idiots, like the savages who leave their helpless ones to perish; nor to worship them, as the pious Egyptians did, and other nations who believed that the gods dwelt in them, more or less, and made oracles of them -- a perfectly natural belief in the case of beings who manifest a very few faculties in extraordinary perfection, in the apparent absence of all others....
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Title: "A Chapter on Idiots"
Creator: n/a
Date: June 1854
Format: Article
Publication: Harper's New Monthly Magazine
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: vol.9, no.49, pp.101-104
Keywords: Advocacy; Children; Cognitive Disability; Death; Disease; Education; Educational Institutions; England; Family; Heredity; Institutions; Medicine & Science; Moral Treatment; Schools; Social Welfare & Communities; Tuberculosis
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy