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Published: 29 December 2016

392 Pages


ISBN: 9780199396184

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Inventing the Feeble Mind

A History of Intellectual Disability in the United States

James Trent

  • New, 20th Anniversary edition incorporates fully updated material drawing on developments of the past two decades
  • Reflects DSM-5 nomenclature of "intellectual disability" replacing "mental retardation," and the impact of these new terms
  • Extensive original resource draws on primary sources including institutional records, private correspondence, personal memories, and rare photographs
  • Addition of letters from disability activists and other community members sharing direct, first-person experience of institutionalization

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