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Past Is Prologue

The Rise and Fall of ‘Mentally Retarded’

How a term that replaced bad words became one — and how to stop it from happening again

In 1910, the Association of Medical Officers of American Institutions for Idiotic and Feeble-Minded Persons adopted three classifications of people we know today as intellectually disabled, as…




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Rick Hodges

Rick Hodges

Writer & editor in the Washington, DC area, and author of works such as To Follow Elephants, winner of a Nautilus Book Award.

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