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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....
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Title: New York Asylum For Idiots, Twenty-Fourth Annual Report Of The Trustees
Creator: n/a
Date: January 14, 1875
Format: Annual Report
Source: Steve Taylor Collection
Keywords: Albany, NY; Alcohol; Asylums; Charity; Children; Cognitive Disability; Doctors; Economics; Edouard Seguin; Education; Educational Institutions; Family; France; Government; Government Agencies; Heredity; Hervey B. Wilbur; Idiocy; Institutions; Labor; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; Medical Professionals; Medicine; Medicine & Science; New York; New York State Asylum For Idiots; Policy; Politics; Poverty; Public Welfare; Reproduction; Samuel Gridley Howe; Schools; Social Welfare & Communities; Statistics; Syracuse, NY
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy