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Instinct Not Predominant In Idiocy
The idiot is not a nondescript animal, midway or somewhere in point of development between some lower order of beings and the human race. He has a human origin. He is a human being, -- abnormal, defective, incapable, to a greater or less degree, depending upon the imperfection of the nervous system or its failure in functional activity....
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Title: Instinct Not Predominant In Idiocy
Creator: H.B. Wilbur (author)
Date: 1880
Format: Article
Publication: Proceedings of the Association of Medical Officers of American Institutions for Idiotic and Feeble-minded Persons
Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: pp.135-144
Keywords: Advocacy; Charles Darwin; Children; Cognitive Disability; Diagnoses & Diseases; Doctors; Edouard Seguin; Educational Institutions; Hervey B. Wilbur; Idiocy; Institution For Imbeciles & Idiots; Institutions; Massachusetts; Medical Professionals; Medicine; Medicine & Science; New York; New York State Asylum For Idiots; Nomenclature; Professional Associations; Religion; Sexuality; Social Welfare & Communities
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Science, Health & Technology; Social Movements & Advocacy