0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF EARLY INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF MENTALLY SUBNORMAL CHILDREN

MALCOLM J. FARRELL, M.D.
AMA Am J Dis Child. 1956;91(3):278-281. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1956.02060020280009.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

IN RECENT years there has been a growing tendency among members of professional groups to advise and even urge early institutionalization of mentally subnormal children, especially the Mongoloids. The resultant pressure brought to bear on institutions for the mentally subnormal has forced those facilities to accept and provide for infants, many only a few days old. It is the purpose of this paper to point out that such advice may not only be ill advised but may even be harmful to both the parents and the child.

Every administrator of such an institution has had the experience of interviewing a distraught and frantic father whose wife has just given birth to a Mongoloid child. Too often he has been urged by the attending physician to take immediate steps toward institutionalization. He has been warned, for example, that should the child be taken home, the normal strong attachment between mother and

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();