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Offline juliep123

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What's the difference??
« on: Tuesday 29 March 05 19:33 BST (UK) »
 Ive been looking at the census information for the union workhouse in notts. Can any one tell me the difference between a lunatic, an idiot and an imbecile? I wonder how they came to the conclusion who was what?
Julie. ???
Notts; Clay, Rose, clayton, parker. collishaw, trueman
derbyshire;Rose, clay
suffolk; Folger
Lincs, Norton disney; Rose

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Offline Steve Ley

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Re: What's the difference??
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 29 March 05 20:35 BST (UK) »
Here is a great site on lunatic asylums

http://www.mdx.ac.uk/www/study/4_13_TA.htm

and here is the page with a lot of definitions including the 3 you are interested in.

http://www.mdx.ac.uk/www/study/mhhglo.htm#farm



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