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DEAF
Deaf and dumb

Description

DEAF identifies persons who were both "deaf and dumb," the contemporary terminology for persons with severe hearing or speech disabilities.

Codes and Frequencies



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Comparability

In 1850-1870, persons who were only deaf or only dumb were also identified; in 1880 and 1910, such persons were not identified. For some cases in 1880, additional information regarding the nature of the person's condition is available in the SICKNESS variable.

Universe

  • All persons. Not available in the 1880 100% database.

Availability

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Flags

QDEAF 

Editing Procedure

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