Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Problem of Mental DeficiencyEugenics, Democracy, and Social Policy in Britain,
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Mathew Thomson

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198206927

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206927.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 30 October 2020

The Geography of Mental Deficiency

The Geography of Mental Deficiency

(p.206) 6 The Geography of Mental Deficiency
The Problem of Mental Deficiency

Mathew Thomson

Oxford University Press

This chapter attempts to map put the ‘geography of mental deficiency’ in Great Britain during the 1930s. It analyses three interrelated elements: the perceptions of the geographical location and distribution of mental deficiency, the relationship between reported levels and the ecology of mental deficiency, and the geography of local authority provision. This chapter shows that the problem of mental deficiency varied according to the geography of social and economic conditions, the administrative difficulties of establishing a local administration, and the local resources to provide services.

Keywords:   mental deficiency, local authority provision, geographical distribution, economic conditions

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .