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The Afflicted Classes
These afflicted classes are inevitably a burden upon society. In proportion to their disability, the blind, the deaf-mute, the idiotic and the insane are dependent upon their fellow for sustenance. They eat the bread which they do not earn, and consume what they have small part in producing....
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Title: The Afflicted Classes
From: Eighth Annual Report Of The Bureau Of Statistics Of Labor
Creator: n/a
Date: March 1877
Format: Government Document
Publisher: Albert J. Wright, State Printer, Boston
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: pp.155-183
Keywords: Accident; Aging; Alcohol; Blind; Census; Children; Cognitive Disability; Deaf; Disease; Epilepsy; Family; Government; Government Agencies; Heredity; Idiocy; Insanity; Institutions; Labor; Labor & Commerce; Massachusetts; Medicine & Science; Psychiatric Disability; Public Health & Welfare; Public Welfare; Sensory Disability; Social Welfare & Communities; Statistics; Urban Life
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Science, Health & Technology; Social Movements & Advocacy