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A Hundred Thousand Defectives
It is difficult to work ten to twelve hours a day, six days a week, living in a somber institutional room and eating a heavy institutional diet. To labor patiently in an emotionally tense situation and then to receive seventy or eighty dollars a month is not attractive to anyone, let alone a socially conscious person interested in the complicated problems of deficiency. This is the result of penny-pinching by state legislatures and ignorance among the people. That is where the blame lies when an ill trained or crude attendant harms a patient....
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Title: A Hundred Thousand Defectives
Creator: Channing B. Richardson (author)
Date: January 23, 1946
Format: Article
Publication: The Christian Century
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: vol.63, pp.110-111
Keywords: Abuse; Advocacy; Attendants; Children; Civil Liberties & Rights; Cognitive Disability; Confinement; Diagnoses & Diseases; Disease; Economics; Education; Educational Institutions; Employment; Food; Government; Government Agencies; Institutions; Labor; Labor & Commerce; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; Leisure; Medical Professionals; Medicine; Medicine & Science; Occupational Therapy; Physical Disability; Policy; Politics; Poverty; Public Health; Punishments; Reproduction; Social Welfare; Social Welfare & Communities; Social Work; Statistics; Sterilization; Tuberculosis; Vocational Rehabilitation; Women & Gender; Work
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Science, Health & Technology; Social Movements & Advocacy
Note: Copyright 1946 Christian Century Foundation.
Reproduced by permission from the January 23, 1946 issue of the Christian Century. P.O. Box 378, Mt. Morris, IL 61054. 1-800-208-4097