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New York Asylum For Idiots, Twenty-Fourth Annual Report Of The Trustees
The intermarriage of near relatives is not an infrequent cause of idiocy, because it intensifies, in the offspring, the family defects and vices. Again ill-health, any serious constitutional affection, or the intemperance of one or both parents at the time of conception, insufficient food, continued ill-health, depressing influences or any sudden shock to the mother during gestation may induce idiocy in the child....
|Title:||New York Asylum For Idiots, Twenty-Fourth Annual Report Of The Trustees|
|Date:||January 14, 1875|
|Source:||Steve Taylor Collection|
|Keywords:||Alcohol; Asylums; Charity; Children; Cognitive Disability; Doctors; Economics; Education; Educational Institutions; Family; Government Agencies; Heredity; Idiocy; Labor; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; Medical Professionals; Medicine; Medicine & Science; Policy; Politics; Poverty; Reproduction; Schools; Social Welfare & Communities; Statistics|