The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeblemindedness
Chapter 8 is "Very Dear to My Heart: Confronting Labels of Feeblemindedness
and Epilepsy," while chapter 9 is "Like Ordinary Hearing Children: Raising Offspring According to Oralist Dictates.
32) In addition, several researchers claimed a dramatic increase, in some reports as much as 200%, in the incidence of feeblemindedness
5) Female homosexual desire in its working-class guises was comparatively invisible to authorities who were much more concerned at the turn of the century with prostitution, venereal disease and feeblemindedness
Much earlier, Kanner (1957) distinguished between what he called "absolute" and "relative" feeblemindedness
This concept smacks of the turn-of-the-century eugenics movement in the United States when laws were passed to sterilize people who were thought to have the genes for feeblemindedness
, epilepsy, prostitution, and pauperism.
The feebleminded thoughtfulness or thoughtful feeblemindedness
of intellectuals--Your Example: why should I not kill my grandmother if I want to?