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Meanwood Park : The Leeds Mental Deficiency Colony (Paperback) (Mark Davis)

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Meanwood Park was rented In 1919 by the Leeds Corporation to provide a ‘mental deficiency colony’ for the mentally handicapped, which was formally opened on 3rd June 1920, although the first patient Mr Frank Tottie was admitted on 25th August 1919. Frank aged just 10 lived in the hospital for over 60 years until his death on 17th November 1979.

The Mental Deficiency Act of 1913, empowered Leeds City Council to make residential provision for those people today described as having Learning Disabilities, previously known as Mental Deficiency, then Subnormality (1959) and Mental Handicap (1970s). For this purpose the Council acquired/obtained the Meanwood Park Estate.
Number of Pages: 96
Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Mark Davis
Language: English
Street Date: March 19, 2018
TCIN: 52153093
UPC: 9781445645384
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-1986
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