Submitter: While I understand that terms like retardation and invalids are medical terms, I cringe in horror to think of the outdated, insensitive, and flat out incorrect information a student at this high school could quote. Some of my best/least favorite examples:
-Dwarfism p. 425 ” The most celebrated short people are found in circuses…”
-Homosexuality p. 712 “Family upbringing may also have an effect by failing to produce a strong sense of being male in the growing boy.”
-Invalids p. 873 “Many remain in institutions for life, but more often they are cared for in the community and aids and help are brought to the home.”
-Retardation p. 1870-1871 “Most children, however retarded, have their own potential for development.” “Many parents tend to spoil a retarded child in the mistaken belief that they are somehow compensating for the handicap.”
Holly: Good grief. A twenty-year-old health book is not helping anyone. The dwarfism and homosexuality entries are particularly brutal. I sincerely hope they scrapped both entries and started over in the newer editions of this encyclopedia.
More Bad Health:
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