ERIC Number: EJ499278
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Observations on an Ethnic Classification of Idiots [sic].
Down, J. Langdon H.
Mental Retardation, v33 n1 p54-56 Feb 1995
This reprint of an 1866 essay by the physician who identified Down's syndrome describes the physical and behavioral patterns that characterize individuals with mental retardation who come from different ethnic groups. This evidence of degeneration crossing racial divisions is seen as support for the idea that the human family has a common origin. (JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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