Definitions and Perspectives on Disability

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Gunnar Dybwad

".. the question 'Whom do we call mentally retarded?' comes into sharp focus and brings forth a rather disturbing answer. We call mentally retarded those whom we choose to call so."
(Dybwad, 1974)

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