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"Cretins And Idiots"
A small number, and as frequently, perhaps, as otherwise, those apparently the most promising at entering, will make little or no progress. It cannot be predicted beforehand that such will be the result of any case, for the most hopeless at entering have often made decided advancement; but the fact remains, that no methods of instruction yet adopted will invariably develope the slumbering intellect, or strengthen and correct the enfeebled or depraved will....
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Title: "Cretins And Idiots"
Creator: Linus P. Brockett (author)
Date: February 1858
Format: Article
Publication: The Atlantic Monthly
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: vol.1, no.4, pp.410-419
Keywords: Asylums; Children; Cognitive Disability; Doctors; Edouard Seguin; Education; Educational Institutions; England; France; Germany; Hervey B. Wilbur; Idiocy; Institution For Imbeciles & Idiots; Institutions; Medical Professionals; Medicine; Medicine & Science; Moral Treatment; New York State Asylum For Idiots; Physiological Training; Public Welfare; Samuel Gridley Howe; Schools; Switzerland; Treatments Therapies Cures
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Science, Health & Technology