Perfect site for treating mental deficiency
Mandshjemmet, the Men's Home" in Brejning near Fredericia is from 1899 and was the first building in a large residential complex for "the mentally deficient", called De Kellerske Aandssvage-Anstalter. The inmates behind the white walls by the sea…
Man tethered in field
Dr. Christian Keller was much taken up with advances in the treatment of people with developmental disabilities. In an interview, he recounted the miserable fate of one man: I once received a man who was bound hand and foot with a bit in his mouth. For years, he had been kept tethered in a field by his home. (…) He was quite vicious. (…) Not until he tore all the hair from his mother's head in a fit of rage did she feel it was beyond her ability to care for him. But she thought an asylum was tantamount to a prison. The district medical officer to whom I wrote and complained, replied that he had neither a duty nor the right to intervene. Which was true enough – in those days". "
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