Forgotten Children

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Title

Forgotten Children

Subject

National Mental Health Foundation
Eugenics
Pamphlets

Description

This fundraising brochure from the National Mental Health Foundation makes a plea for compassion, better care, and education of the feeble-minded and sharply criticizes the family studies of the eugenics movement: “More than a generation ago considerable alarm was spread by studies and theories which led people to fear that civilization was being ‘swamped’ due to the excessive rate of reproduction among the feebleminded. ‘Royal lines of degeneracy’ were traced in the families of the Kallikaks, the Pineys, and Jukes and others with the conclusion that feebleminded traits were as definitely inherited as color of hair and eyes. People became further alarmed when they were told how poverty, illegitimacy, crime and other social evils were in the train of this group. The word ‘menace’ was used to describe the threat of feeblemindedness to human welfare and progress.”

Abstract

Cover and 2 page excerpt from "Forgotten Children," a pamphlet released by the National Mental Health Foundation concerning "feeble-minded" individuals

Creator

National Mental Health Foundation

Publisher

the Foundation

Date Created

1946, circa

Is Part Of

Papers of Clarence J. Gamble, 1920-1966 (bulk). H MS c23, box 246

References

An online guide to the collection is available. Click here.

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (3 pages)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

0002115
0002116

Provenance

Gift of Sarah Merry Bradley Gamble and the Gamble Family to the Library of Harvard Medical School, 1970

Files

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Citation

National Mental Health Foundation, “Forgotten Children,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed September 19, 2019, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6238.

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