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Published: 25 September 2011

256 Pages | Approx 15 b/w illus.

ISBN: 9780199567935

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Down's Syndrome

The History of a Disability

David Wright

Biographies of Disease

  • Considers the social and medical history of Down's Syndrome, looking at its origins and development as a disease
  • Examines the historical treatment of the disease as a mental disability before the modern era
  • Written by a leading authority on the history of mental health and psychiatry
  • Considers the discovery of the genetic basis of the condition
  • Looks at the profound change in attitudes, care, and identification of Down's Syndrome over the past few years