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MENTAL DEFICIENCY AND DELINQUENCY

OLGA BRIDGMAN, M.D.
JAMA. 1913;61(7):471-472. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350070025008.
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Just now, while the vice question is being considered from so many sides and various causes for sexual immorality are being studied, with the hope of improving conditions if possible, it will not be amiss to direct attention to one group of young girls who for some reason have been unable to cope with the conditions confronting them and so have "gone wrong." Special stress is being laid on such causes as inadequate wages, and natural immoral tendencies on the part of the girls themselves as being important contributory factors. The State Training School for Girls at Geneva has at present a population of approximately four hundred children, the vast majority of whom have been committed for sexual immorality, and of whom, on admission, nearly 60 per cent, are suffering from a venereal disease.

Why has all this immorality occurred? At present it is of course impossible to answer this

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