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TitleMental Deficiency Conference 1960 - Photograph
SiteBritish Medical Association's Headquarters, Tavistock Square, London
PhotographerUniversity of Hull photographic services, Brynmor Jones Library Neg no. 11616
DescriptionGroup b/w print of 4-individuals (seated behind a rather large desk on stage) at the opening ceremony of the London Conference on the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency, held at the British Medical Association HQ, Tavistock Square, London 24-28 July 1960.

The Conference was the first-ever multi-disciplinary International Conference on Mental Deficiency (Clarke 1991) and was 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 attracted 700 delegates from 27 countries.

The individuals shown on stage are:

Grace Rawlings, British Psychological Society
D H H Thomas, Royal Medico Psychological Association (RMPA) [later Royal College of Psychiatrists]
Harvey Stevens, Chair, American Committee American Assoc.on Mental Deficiency
A.D.B. Clarke, University of Hull, Joint Secretary

Photographer: University of Hull photographic services, Brynmor Jones Library Neg no. 11616.
Dimensions8 x 6 inches
MaterialB/W Print (positive)
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RulesDescription compiled in line with the following: ISAD (G) General International Standard Archival Description MAD3 Third Edition 2000
ArchNoteCompiled by Mike Maskill BPS Archivist for the History of Psychology Centre.

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