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MENTAL DEFICIENCY (AMENTIA).

MENTAL DEFICIENCY (AMENTIA). This is the fifth edition of the standard English textbook on mental deficiency. We know of no other book which discusses amentia with such comprehensiveness. The clinical pictures and characteristic pathology of amentia and its legal status and social implications are described in a sane but liberal fashion. The methods of diagnosis, including the more commonly used mental tests, are given, and a form for case taking is added. The author also briefly reviews the training of the mentally deficient. His summary of the English Mental Deficiency Acts of 1913 and 1927 leads one to believe that the English have developed a legal formula which may well serve as a model for the rest of the world. The Act of 1927 breathes the spirit of the psychologist and psychiatrist. One paragraph defines the class of moral defectives as composed of "persons in whose case there exists mental defectiveness coupled with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

MENTAL DEFICIENCY (AMENTIA).

American journal of diseases of children , Volume 38 (4) – Oct 1, 1929

MENTAL DEFICIENCY (AMENTIA).

Abstract


This is the fifth edition of the standard English textbook on mental deficiency. We know of no other book which discusses amentia with such comprehensiveness. The clinical pictures and characteristic pathology of amentia and its legal status and social implications are described in a sane but liberal fashion. The methods of diagnosis, including the more commonly used mental tests, are given, and a form for case taking is added. The author also briefly reviews the training of the...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1929 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930100219025
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Abstract

This is the fifth edition of the standard English textbook on mental deficiency. We know of no other book which discusses amentia with such comprehensiveness. The clinical pictures and characteristic pathology of amentia and its legal status and social implications are described in a sane but liberal fashion. The methods of diagnosis, including the more commonly used mental tests, are given, and a form for case taking is added. The author also briefly reviews the training of the mentally deficient. His summary of the English Mental Deficiency Acts of 1913 and 1927 leads one to believe that the English have developed a legal formula which may well serve as a model for the rest of the world. The Act of 1927 breathes the spirit of the psychologist and psychiatrist. One paragraph defines the class of moral defectives as composed of "persons in whose case there exists mental defectiveness coupled with

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1929

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