ERIC Number: EJ612942
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Down's (1866) Essay and Its Sociomedical Context.
Jordan, Thomas E.
Mental Retardation, v38 n4 p322-29 Aug 2000
This article analyzes the essay (1866) by J. Langdon Down that first described the condition now known as Down Syndrome. The article's key concepts are related to the scientific literature of the era including writings on medicine, ethnography, public health, and genetics. Noted are nineteenth century ideas of "degeneracy" incorporated into Down's paper. (Contains references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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