Report of the Trustees of the Massachusetts School for Idiotic and Feeble-Minded Youth


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Sida 96 - The charm dissolves apace ; And as the morning steals upon the night, Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle Their clearer reason.
Sida 18 - The report concluded with the following Resolve, which, as amended, passed both branches of the legislature unanimously, without a word of debate : — " Resolved, That there be allowed and paid to the trustees of the Perkins...
Sida 7 - The President, and in his absence, the Vice-President, shall preside at all meetings of the Association.
Sida 10 - ... he may commit him thereto by an order of commitment directed to the trustees thereof, accompanied by the certificate of a physician who is a graduate of a legally organized medical college and who has practised three years in this Commonwealth, that such person is a proper subject for said institution.
Sida 17 - Asylum, for the purpose of assisting and providing for deserted and destitute infant children, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities set forth in the sixty-eighth chapter of the General Statutes, and in all general laws which now are, or hereafter may be in force relating to such corporations.
Sida 27 - Youth, for the purpose of training and teaching such persons, with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities set forth in the thirty-eighth and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes.
Sida 30 - ... lunatic resides, of his intention to make such application; and satisfactory evidence that such notice has been given shall be produced to the judge in cases of commitment.
Sida 48 - ... article of clothing, — others of whom, unable to stand erect, crouched themselves in corners, and gave signs of life only by piteous howls, — others, in whom the faculty of speech had never been developed, — and many, whose voracious and indiscriminate gluttony satisfied itself with whatever they could lay hands upon, with the garbage thrown to swine, or with their own excrements...
Sida 25 - Dr. Howe remarks that the children of drunkards are deficient in bodily and vital energy, and are predisposed by their very organization to have cravings for Alcoholic stimulants. If they pursue the course of their fathers, which they have more temptation to follow, and less power to avoid, than the children of the temperate, they add to their hereditary weakness, and increase the tendency to Idiocy or Insanity in their constitution; and this they leave to their children after them.

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