Lorenzo D'Agostino, "The Problem of Mental Defectiveness" (1948)
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."
D'Agostino, A History of Public Welfare in Vermont (Winooski Park, Vermont: St. Michael's College Press, 1948).
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