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3.1 Male, Single, 14 yrs and under, Idiocy, June 1947

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/3

Scope and Contents

"Imbecile, cannot walk properly - crawls - can't talk, only a few swear words. Tongue sticks out. Father a ploughman. Seems OK. Mother, 43, a big stout woman, untidy but bright looking. Big, fat and genial. Five siblings, older, OK. Two roomed cottage, very poor. [Male informant] confirms, a backward crowd. Nurse says no mentality at all. PC thinks the rest are OK. Confirms this boy is on Dr's list [of certified defectives]."

Relatives in survey: Brother 3.2


  • Other: June 1947

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