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Mentally Deficient Children: Their Treatment and Training

Nature volume 110, page 663 (18 November 1922) | Download Citation



THE fact that a fifth edition of this book has been required is sufficient evidence of its value. It gives in a very comprehensive form a quantity of useful information, legal and medical, concerning the mentally defective child. At the beginning of the book there is an interesting account of the early efforts of Séguin and other pioneers in this field. This is followed by chapters on the regulations in England and other countries, the types of mental defect, the treatment available, educational, industrial, and moral training. The appendices supply a list of institutions, both in England and America, where treatment is given, as well as the medical certificate forms under the Mental Deficiency Act, and a list of the Binet-Simon tests. There is also an excellent bibliography.

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