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Two Immigrants Out Of Five Feebleminded
IF you had gone over to Ellis Island shortly before the war began and placed your hand at random on one of the aliens waiting to be examined by government inspectors, you would very likely have found that your choice was feebleminded. He would probably have answered your question, "What is a horse?" by replying, "To ride on," or with some other simple reference to the animal's use that did not differentiate it from a bicycle....
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Title: Two Immigrants Out Of Five Feebleminded
Creator: n/a
Date: September 15, 1917
Format: Article
Publication: The Survey
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: vol.38, p.528-529
Keywords: Cognitive Disability; Ellis Island, NY; Eugenics; Government; Henry H. Goddard; Ideologies; Immigration; Intelligence; Intelligence Tests; Laws & Regulation; Medicine & Science; New Jersey; New Jersey Training School; Policy; Public Health & Welfare; WWI
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Social Movements & Advocacy