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"Institution For Imbeciles And Idiots, Barre, Massachusetts"
Nothing ever seemed so much like raising the dead, like breathing the breath of life into a human body, and animating it with a living soul. There were persons, who a year since only breathed and unconsciously digested the food which they scarcely knew how to swallow, who were incapable of walking or performing any voluntary motions, now climbing ladders, rolling at nine-pins, catching dumb-bells, and going through various gymnastic exercises with a great degree of agility....
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Title: "Institution For Imbeciles And Idiots, Barre, Massachusetts"
Creator: n/a
Date: 1850
Format: Article
Publication: Friends' Review
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: vol.4, pp.238-239
Keywords: Advocacy; Asylums; Benevolence; Charity; Children; Cognitive Disability; Doctors; Education; Educational Institutions; Government Agencies; Hervey B. Wilbur; Idiocy; Institution For Imbeciles & Idiots; Institutions; Laws & Regulation; Massachusetts; Medical Professionals; Medicine; Medicine & Science; Moral Treatment; Physiological Training; Samuel Gridley Howe; Schools; Social Welfare & Communities
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Science, Health & Technology; Social Movements & Advocacy