The Idiot

The Idiot

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"[...]consists of a perturbation of the mental faculties after their complete development, it begins with average intelligence which gradually diminishes; whereas idiocy begins with a low amount of intelligence, which, in many instances, gradually increases; the difference has been thus beautifully described by a French psychologist, "L'homme en demence est prive des biens dont il jouissait autrefois, c'est un riche devenu pauvre. L'idiot a toujours ete dans l'infortune et la misere." (The man that is mad is deprived of possessions which he formerly enjoyed, it is a rich man become poor; whereas the idiot has always been in misfortune and misery.) The distinction between the idiot and the insane is clear and marked. The madman suffers from abnormal development of brain, the idiot from an ill-developed brain-the mind of the madman is not in proper balance, [...].""show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.56mm | 145.15g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507525982
  • 9781507525982