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19.37 Female, Single, 14 yrs and under, Suspected psychiatric illness, November 1945

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/18

Scope and Contents

'This girl had an IQ of 78 in the Intelligence Test. Her teacher says she is not very dull, is quiet, gives no trouble. Is in the retard class. Father a motor driver, mother a clean thrifty woman. Big family, healthy, well-nourished. Housing conditions bad. Condemned house, 2 rooms for 8. [Male informant] thinks this girl is not suitable for inclusion because her backwardness is due to frequent absences from school to help at home. Sister is very timid with a time lag between hearing a command and carrying it out (probably terrified of H.M.). Only on PA when father had an ulcerated stomach. Very respectable people.'


  • Other: November 1945

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