Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[help] Idiots, morons and other fools

I'm dragging my brain here a bit. Without being grossly rude about this, what were people with mental handicaps called in the Middle Ages, or even the Renaissance and Enlightenment period? So far as I know, most of the modern terms we have, whether descriptive or derogatory, arise from various waves of theory within psychiatry.
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