Book Review: Feeble-mindedness, its causes and consequences

Castle, William Ernest (August 1915) Book Review: Feeble-mindedness, its causes and consequences. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.



Reviews the book, Feeble-mindedness, its causes and consequences by H. H. Goddard (1914). As regards the causes of feeble-mindedness Goddard's findings are wholly negative, but not less valuable on that account. His case histories statistically studied indicate no causal relation to a number of reputed agencies in the creation of feeble-mindedness, such as alcoholism (which he regards as oftener a symptom than a cause), tuberculosis, sexual immorality, insanity, syphilis, accident and consanguinity.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: history > eugenics
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Communities: Station for Experimental Evolution at Cold Spring Harbor
Depositing User: Elizabeth Pessala
Date: August 1915
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2019 20:52
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 20:52

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