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Intellectual Disability

 Subject
Subject Source: Medical Subject Headings
Scope Note: Subnormal intellectual functioning which originates during the developmental period. This has multiple potential etiologies, including genetic defects and perinatal insults. Intelligence quotient (IQ) scores are commonly used to determine whether an individual has an intellectual disability. IQ scores between 70 and 79 are in the borderline range. Scores below 67 are in the disabled range. (from Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p28) Created For = LHSA-Dott

Found in 3009 Collections and/or Records:

2.8 Female, Single, 15-24 yrs, High grade mental defective, May 1945

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/2
Scope and Contents "This girl was at Special School. PC considers that she is definitely mental. She can work in the house but cannot do outside work. She is one of the two most defective persons on his beat. Good home, 3 rooms and bathroom for 7, clean. Harmonious. One brother has VD."
Dates: Other: May 1945

2.9 Male, Married, 35-44 yrs, Low grade mental defective, Physical illness or invalidism, November 1944

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/2
Scope and Contents "This man was very backward in school. He is now working as a labourer for the County Council. Is thought to be asthmatic; alcoholic at times. Used to break stones on road, now in regular work. Dr does not consider this man dull, but only a chronic asthmatic but [female teacher] says he could not learn to spell two letter words. One shoulder higher than the other, spits a lot."
Relatives in survey: 29.178, 29.91, 29.92
Dates: Other: November 1944

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

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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
Dates: Other: June 1947

3.2 Male, Single, 14 yrs and under, Dull and backward, June 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/3
Scope and Contents "Dull boy, only in Primary 1. Parents farm workers. Poor home, condemned house. Nurse confirms but thinks he looks all right."
Relatives in survey: brother 3.1
Dates: Other: June 1947

3.5 Female, Single, 15-24 yrs, High grade mental defective, June 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/3
Scope and Contents "Mental defective, childish, ran after another defective [male]. Father a farm manager. Mother, talkative and easy going, 50+. House fairly clean, not overcrowded. Nurse - thinks she has had a baby. Minister - now working in Dumfries, he does not think she has a baby."
Relatives in survey: Sister 3.4
Dates: Other: June 1947

3.6 Female, Single, 15-24 yrs, Dull and backward, June 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/3
Scope and Contents "IQ 77, always in work, domestic. Illegitimate. Mother about 50. Stepfather. Brother, threshing mill attendant, thought to be bright. Half-sibling, also dim-witted. House fairly clean. Minister confirms. Mother an out-worker, nobody every saw her - they got the house because she undertook work in the fields."
Relatives in survey: Mother 3.52, sister 3.8, half sibling 3.31
Dates: Other: June 1947

3.7 Male, Married, 35-44 yrs, Dull and backward, June 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/3
Scope and Contents "This man was a farmer, then in army, now a transport driver. Very slow like his son. Minister confirms that he is a wee bit slow."
Relatives in survey: Son 3.15
Dates: Other: June 1947

3.8 Female, Single, 14 yrs and under, High grade mental defective, June 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/3
Scope and Contents "Very dull, went to Loreburn School - pretty dim."
Relatives in survey: Mother 3.52, sister 3.6, half sibling 3.31
Dates: Other: June 1947

3.9 Male, Married, 45-54 yrs, Dull and backward, June 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/3
Scope and Contents "Farm worker, said to be unable to read or write. Wife, about 50, has a bad leg. Minister thinks he is quite sensible. Not overcrowded - brother in law lives with them."
Relatives in survey: son 3.10
Dates: Other: June 1947