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From Idiocy to Mental Deficiency: Historical Perspectives on People with Learning Disabilities Hardcover – Nov 7 1996

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  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (Nov. 7 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 041511215X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415112154
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 14.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 440 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,295,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This book helps to fill an enormous gap in social history.' - University of Salford

'A good resource for students. It brings together an overview of changing perceptions, terminology, attitudes and provisions over centuries.' - Dorothy Atkinson, The Open University

'This book is an excellent resource for anyone involved in supporting people with learning disabilities.' - Nursing Times

'Some fascinating and also very moving descriptions.' - Community Care

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Historically, the social marginality of people with learning disabilities has been mirrored by their academic marginality. Read the first page
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