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Disability History and Awareness Day 27! Did you know:

The words mentally retarded have been used to describe Joe and Rose Kennedy's oldest daughter, Rosemary, and to justify her tragedy. In 1941 Mr. Kennedy took Rosemary for a lobotomy performed by Dr. Freeman, without consulting his family, to cure her mental illness. Instead, Rosemary was left unable to car...e for herself and would eventually be institutionalized. She is the first person with an intellectual disability known to have a lobotomy.

Rosemary Kennedy

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