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The moron as an enemy force
Gerald V. O’Brien

problems. The impact of the worldwide depression was profound in Germany, in part because the nation was already experiencing financial troubles resulting from World War I reparations. Hitler also realized that the ‘euthanasia’ program would encounter less resistance if it was not initiated until Germany was at war. The conflict would not only relegate the killings to the ‘back pages’ of public discussion, but additionally would add to the argument that even this degree of restriction might be necessary in view of the circumstances. Thus he waited until the 1939 invasion

in Framing the moron
Work as treatment in British West Indian lunatic asylums, 1860–1910
Leonard Smith

useful summaries, see James Walvin, Britain’s Slave Empire (Stroud: Tempus, 2007); William A. Green, British Slave Emancipation: The Sugar Colonies and the Great Experiment (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976; reprinted 1981); Gad Heuman, ‘The British West Indies’, in Andrew Porter (ed.), The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III, The Nineteenth Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), pp. 470–93; Hilary McD. Beckles, Britain’s Black Debt: Reparations for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide (Mona, Jamaica: University of West Indies Press, 2013). MAD

in Work, psychiatry and society, c. 1750–2015
Benjamin Hazard

-rents, reparations and bedding appertaining to the said hospitals be borne out and provided by the Queen’s majesty’. 36 When soldiers died intestate at Mechelen, their clothing and possessions were sold to help maintain the hospital. The clothing of patients with infectious diseases was sold for papermaking. 37 In the 1640s, according to Patrick Logan, Irish Confederate troops faced heavy fines for selling the belongings of dead soldiers. Instead, the proceeds were intended for army medical services. 38 These procedures indicate the possible

in Early Modern Ireland and the world of medicine