Lorenzo D'Agostino, "The Problem of Mental Defectiveness" (1948)

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Title

Lorenzo D'Agostino, "The Problem of Mental Defectiveness" (1948)

Description

In this chapter of "The History of Public Welfare in Vermont" (1948), D'Agostino narrates the history of the State's response to those labeled "insane" and "feeble-minded" from the time of Vermont's founding in 1791 to 1948. The chapter includes sections on "The First Institution for Mental Defectives in Vermont" (i.e., the Asylum in Brattleboro), "The Vermont State Hospital," and "The Brandon State School."

Creator

Lorenzo D'Agostino

Source

D'Agostino, A History of Public Welfare in Vermont (Winooski Park, Vermont: St. Michael's College Press, 1948).

Publisher

Middlebury College

Rights

St. Michael's College Press

Format

book chapter, print

Language

English

Type

print

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