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MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly
Ever since the development of the Intelligence Quotient as measured in different ways, great controversy has raged about genetic causation for low IQ's. It is frequently stated that an Intelligence Quotient is only determinant of how the individual is operating at the time it is taken, but I find it almost impossible for this statement to be accepted by teachers and school systems. Mental retardation is said to make up 3% of our total population, 75% of which is the so called "familial retardation" with no demonstrable organic pathology. The children so labelled and referred to Special Education Classes are commonly known as "the dummies" and carry out the self-fulfilling prophecy of what is expected of them.
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