mental defective

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mental defective

n (offensive) → ritardato/a mentale
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On May 3, 1945 almost ten thousand Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, mental defectives, political dissidents and other "undesirables" were loaded on the Cap Arcona and two other vessels, the Thiebeck and Deutschland.
History graduate Adrienne Hoult trawls through patient records from 1912-35, the period after the Mental Defectives Act (1911) officially recognised the categories "idiot", "imbecile" and "feeble-minded".
adjudicated as mental defectives or committed to mental institutions;
In the vintage years, when there had been violent arguments over the respective merits of two world-famous Welsh centres known to him as Bleddyn and Dr Jack, he had quarrelled with his brother-in-law and not spoken one word to him for two whole years, thereby putting his undertaker's business in jeopardy since his brother-in-law had county council connections and was instrumental in passing over the bodies of paupers and mental defectives at two-pounds-ten the single journey.
In 1937, the Act was amended to permit the sterilization of mental defectives without their consent.
WAY STATIONS LIKE ELLIS ISLAND WERE CREATED TO INSURE NO "UNDESIRABLES" ENTERED--AS IF TB, MENTAL DEFECTIVES, AND PICKPOCKETS WERE NON-EXISTENT AMONG THE NATIVE POPULATION
Henry Lewis defended the "sterilization of mental defectives.
It wasn't until he was 30 he found out the truth - his mother was in fact in a home for mental defectives where she had been taken after suffering a ``breakdown''.
The groups targeted as mental defectives or subnormals, to use the language of the day, were constructed as unhealthy bodies that posed a threat to social order and the continuing health of the social body.
Social inadequates, mental defectives and sad-sacks everywhere: I embrace you
In introducing the Mental Hygiene Bill, Hanlon drew an explicit distinction between the mentally sick, those who had an illness which 'might possibly yield to treatment and be cured', (34) and mental defectives.
He had been declared a 'mental defective' in 1947 and committed to a colony for mental defectives.