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27.26 Female, Single, 15-24 yrs, Low grade mental defective, July 1945

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/26

Scope and Contents

"This girl is on the MOH's list of certified defectives. [Male informant] confirms that she looks queer and has never been able to go to school. So far as he knows she can feed herself. Father is a railway worker. Mother, aged 36-40, is a very fine woman, writes a good letter. Housing: 3 roomed cottage, clean, no sanitation, very poor housing. Family relationships though to be harmonious. PC confirms - he thinks it is the result of an illness in infancy. Confirmed by [male informant] that she is a Mongol. Dr - she is a low grade Mongol type but not Mongol."


  • Other: July 1945

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