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- DescriptionDown's Syndrome is a mental disability with very distinctive characteristics. David Wright looks at the care and treatment of Down's sufferers - described for much of history as 'idiots' - since Medieval Europe right up to the present day; considering the change in attitudes, care, and identification of the condition in the modern era.
- Author BiographyDr David Wright received his D.Phil. in Modern History from the University of Oxford and then specialised, as a Wellcome Trust post-doctoral fellow, in the history of medicine. He is currently the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, a joint position between the Department of History and the Department of Psychiatry. Dr Wright is the author and editor of six books on the history of mental health and psychiatry, including the first scholarly volume on the history of mental disability: (with Anne Digby, eds.) From Idiocy to Mental Deficiency: Historical Perspectives on People with Learning Disabilities (Routledge, 1996).
- PrizesWinner of Dingle Prize 2013.
- Author(s)David Wright
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication25/08/2011
- GenreMedicine: General
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content NoteApprox 15 b/w illustrations
- Weight372 g
- Width144 mm
- Height202 mm
- Spine31 mm
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