Idiots and lunatics at home

‘The 1901 Census revealed a disturbing rise in the number of imbeciles and lunatics, perhaps because the question seemed to tempt householders to classify their dependants as one or the other’

From a review of Simon Heffer’s book, The Age of Decadence in the LRB 30 November 2017

Idiots and lunatics at home

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