In course of the work of an assistant
school medical officer, a frequent duty i s to
examine and report on the mentality and capabilities
of boys and girls of school age. Early in such
examinations, the impression was received, that
physical defects in such children greatly outnumbered
those found in school children of non-exceptional
type. Interest being felt in the subject, it was
decided to examine a certain number of cases with a
view to determining the incidence of physical defects
in mentally abnormal children . The examination of
each child fell under two headings:
(ii) Physical. • •
Under the heading "Mental", the following three
factors were ascertained:
1. The intelligence quotient.
2. The personal and social qualities.
3. The temperamental conditions. •
Under the heading "Physical", four sub-division were
1. Particulars of home conditions.
2. Family history.
3. Personal history.
4. Examination of physical condition.