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Evidence 1930 - 1970

Medical advances in this period promised to eliminate much disability, and though this promise was overstated, people with disabilities did indeed become rarer on our streets; many were warehoused in institutions or shunted to special schools, or kept out of sight at home. The physical environment was inaccessible. The role models for people growing up with disabilities were few. Conception and birth came to be considered medical matters, and doctors often passed their preconceptions about disability to their patients.

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