This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the development and implementation of policies to address the mental deficiency problem in Great Britain from 1870 to 1959. Parliament passed the Mental Deficiency Act in 1939 and the Mental Health Act in 1959 to address the problem, and several strategies were proposed and utilized to treat and manage mental deficiency including segregation, sterilization, and community care. It highlights the impact of the formation of the Welfare State and the role of the voluntary sector in the development of mental deficiency policy.
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