deaf, dumb, and blind


deaf, dumb, and blind
The common law regarded a man who was born deaf, dumb and blind as being in the same state with an idiot, because being deemed incapable of understanding, he was supposed to be lacking in all those senses which furnish the human mind with ideas. See 1 Bl Comm 304. Such concept is negatived absolutely by the remarkable achievements which have been accomplished in modern times by persons working under the handicap of the combination of such infirmities. 29 Am J Rev ed Ins Per § 4. One of our finest minds is that of Helen Keller.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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