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27.17 Female, Married, 35-44 yrs, Low grade mental defective, July 1945

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/26

Scope and Contents

"This woman is described as thoughtless and silly, of low mentality. [Male informant] says she and her husband are both backward. She is pregnant. Husband a dairyman, earns £6 a week, scabies. Housing: Sergeant says it is a fearsome sight. Rooms - children usually clean but very untidy. Many rows. PC says this woman is a problem - very low type. She is also unfaithful to her husband. [Gynaecologist] wanted to sterilise this woman but husband would not agree."

Relatives in survey: Children 27.18, 27.19, 27.20, 27.21, 27.22, 27.23, 27.24


  • Other: July 1945

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