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By James Trent

Pity, disgust, worry, treatment, and prevention--all are phrases that americans have used to make feel of what this day we name highbrow disability. Inventing the Feeble Mind explores the heritage of this incapacity from its numerous identifications over the last two hundred years: idiocy, imbecility, feeblemindedness, psychological disorder, psychological deficiency, psychological retardation, and such a lot lately highbrow incapacity. utilizing institutional files, deepest correspondence, own thoughts, and infrequent pictures, James Trent argues that the commercial vulnerability of intellectually disabled humans (and frequently their families), greater than the claims made for his or her highbrow and social barriers, has formed that means, providers, and rules in usa history.

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