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The Parliamentary Politics of Mental Deficiency

Mathew Thomson

in The Problem of Mental Deficiency: Eugenics, Democracy, and Social Policy in Britain, c.1870-1959

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206927
eISBN:
9780191677380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206927.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses issues relevant to the parliamentary politics of mental deficiency in Great Britain. The British legislature passed the Mental ... More


Introduction

Mathew Thomson

in The Problem of Mental Deficiency: Eugenics, Democracy, and Social Policy in Britain, c.1870-1959

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206927
eISBN:
9780191677380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206927.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this book, which is about the development and implementation of policies to address the problem of ... More


The Community Care Solution

Mathew Thomson

in The Problem of Mental Deficiency: Eugenics, Democracy, and Social Policy in Britain, c.1870-1959

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206927
eISBN:
9780191677380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206927.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how the shortcomings in the administrative and institutional provisions of the 1913 Mental Deficiency Act in Great Britain were ... More


Conclusion

Mathew Thomson

in The Problem of Mental Deficiency: Eugenics, Democracy, and Social Policy in Britain, c.1870-1959

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206927
eISBN:
9780191677380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206927.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the development and implementation of policies to address the mental deficiency ... More


The problem of the feebleminded: the Royal Commission, eugenics and eternal chaos

in Idiocy: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310959
eISBN:
9781846315367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315367.014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter sets Joseph Conrad's novel The Secret Agent (1907) against the 1908 report from the Commission on the Feeble-Minded to explore the symbolic work of idiocy in this discourse. The ... More


Learning disability nursing: surviving change, c.1970–90

Duncan Mitchell

in Mental health nursing: The working lives of paid carers, 1800s-1900s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096938
eISBN:
9781781708637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096938.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the challenge to learning disability nursing in the period 1970-90. Learning disability nursing has its roots in the institutions that were built for the care and control of ... More


Intellectual disability policy and practice in twentieth-century United Kingdom

Simon Jarrett and Jan Walmsley

in Intellectual Disability in the Twentieth Century: Transnational Perspectives on People, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447344575
eISBN:
9781447344629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344575.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In the first half of the twentieth century UK policy, dominated by the passing of the Mental Deficiency Act in 1913, was not driven solely by eugenic discourse but by a commonly held assumption ... More


Reassessing staffing requirements and creating new roles for nurses during a period of rapid change at the Royal Western Counties Institution, 1927–48

Pamela Dale

in Mental health nursing: The working lives of paid carers, 1800s-1900s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096938
eISBN:
9781781708637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096938.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how the RWCI reassessed its staffing requirements and created new roles for nurses during a period of contested change following the implementation of the 1913 Mental Deficiency ... More


Institutionalisation in twentieth-century New Zealand

Carol Hamilton

in Intellectual Disability in the Twentieth Century: Transnational Perspectives on People, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447344575
eISBN:
9781447344629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344575.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the impact of processes of institutionalisation on the lives of people with learning/ intellectual disabilities in twentieth century New Zealand. At the beginning of the ... More


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