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(1960). Notes. Psychoanal Q., 29:152.

(1960). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 29:152


A LONDON CONFERENCE ON THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF MENTAL DEFICIENCY, 24th to 29th July, 1960, is sponsored by the American Association on Mental Deficiency, the Royal Medico-Psychological Association, the Royal Society of Medicine, and the British Psychological Society, in coöperation with the National Association for Mental Health, London. It will be held at the British Medical Association's Headquarters, Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1. Membership will be open to professional workers in all branches of the mental deficiency field—medical, psychological, educational, social, and administrative. The subjects to be discussed will cover a wide range in order to provide information on the latest scientific developments in the field. They will include biology and genetics, pathology and biochemistry, psychopathy and behavior problems, psychoses, psychotherapy, physical treatments, diagnosis and therapeutic techniques, sociocultural factors in etiology and prognosis, learning problems, training and education, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, history of mental deficiency research, social administrative and legislative provisions.

Applications for attending the Conference may be obtained from A. Shapiro, M.D. or A. D. B. Clarke, Ph.D. (joint honorary secretaries), 39 Queen Anne Street, London, W.1.

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