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(Untitled), 1909 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/1/3

Scope and Contents

Report entitled "The Feeble-Minded: A Social Danger" and marked "confidential" based on an address delivered in May 1909 by Dr A F Tredgold (one of the medical advisors to the Royal Commission on the feeble-minded). The report includes discussion of: the estimated numbers of mental defectives in England and Wales; genetic causes of mental deficiency; the theory of national degeneracy; solutions including sterilisation of the "unfit" and the establishment of colonies. Address delivered in May 1909, report printed [1910]. Covering letter at CHAR 12/1/2.


  • 1909 - 1910

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