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bjshier commented on the word moral imbecile
"...moral imbecility is simply amentia, plus a propensity to vice." - Alfred Frank Tredgold, Mental Deficiency (Amentia) (1915)
March 31, 2011
"Persons who from an early age display some permanent mental defect coupled with strong vicious or criminal propensities on which punishment has had little or no deterrent effect." - 1913 Mental Deficiency Act (England)
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