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The Resource Downs : the history of a disability, David Wright

Downs : the history of a disability, David Wright

Label
Downs : the history of a disability
Title
Downs
Title remainder
the history of a disability
Statement of responsibility
David Wright
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For 150 years, Down's Syndrome has constituted the archetypal mental disability, easily recognizable by distinct facial anomalies and physical stigmata. This book looks at the care and treatment of Down's sufferers from Medieval Europe to the present day. In a narrow medical sense, Down's syndrome is a common disorder caused by the presence of all or part of an extra 21st chromosome. It is named after John Langdon-Down, the British asylum medical superintendent who described the syndrome as Mongolism in a series of lectures in 1866. In 1959, the disorder was identified as a chromosome 21 trisomy by the French pediatrician and geneticist Jerome Lejeune and has since been known as Down's Syndrome (in the English-speaking world) or Trisomy 21 (in many European countries). But children and adults born with this chromosomal abnormality have an important collective history beyond their evident importance to the history of medical science. Here the author looks at the care and treatment of Down's sufferer, described for much of history as 'idiots', from Medieval Europe to the present day. The discovery of the genetic basis of the condition and the profound changes in attitudes, care, and early identification of Down's in the genetic era, reflects the fascinating medical and social history of the disorder
Cataloging source
EUW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, David
Dewey number
616.85/8842
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
RC571
LC item number
.W75 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 J-546
  • WM 11.1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Down syndrome
  • Down syndrome
  • Down syndrome
  • Political planning
  • Quality of life
  • Down syndrome
  • Down syndrome
  • Political planning
  • Quality of life
  • Down-Syndrom
  • Síndrome de Down
  • Personas con discapacidad
  • Personas con discapacidad
  • Personas con discapacidad
  • Personas con discapacidad
  • Down Syndrome
  • Disabled Persons
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Public Policy
  • Quality of Life
  • Social Support
  • Down syndrome
  • Down syndrome
  • Down syndrome
  • Down Syndrome
  • Disabled Persons
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Public Policy
  • Quality of Life
  • Social Support
Label
Downs : the history of a disability, David Wright
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=37937
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The philosopher's idiot -- Mongols in our midst -- The simian crease -- Trisomie vingt-et-un -- Into the mainstream
Control code
ocn747833878
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780199567935
Lccn
2011288099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199567935
  • (OCoLC)747833878
Label
Downs : the history of a disability, David Wright
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=37937
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The philosopher's idiot -- Mongols in our midst -- The simian crease -- Trisomie vingt-et-un -- Into the mainstream
Control code
ocn747833878
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780199567935
Lccn
2011288099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199567935
  • (OCoLC)747833878

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