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Mental Deficiency Practice: the Procedure for the Ascertainment and Disposal of the Mentally Defective

Nature volume 131, page 456 (01 April 1933) | Download Citation

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THE subject of mental defect is very slow in coming before the public. So many individuals prefer to repress the subject and not admit its existence. It is, however, a very serious problem and one which so many local authorities have shirked and left in a disgraceful condition. Dr. Shrubsall, who is lecturer in mental deficiency in the University of London, and Dr. Williams, have given us a very useful and practical book in which the procedures for ascertainment and disposal of the mental defective in our midst are set out in a very sensible and clear manner.

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