Eugenical News 61
Dr. Frederick L. Reichert, '16, this year again assisted in the Training Course for Field Workers. Previously Dr. Reichert had assisted at two other courses, those for 1917 and 1918.
Bertha Pfister, '17, has resigned her position as Field Worker at Pennhurst, Pa., and has announced her engagement to Mr. Benjamin M. Wailes of Amherst, Virginia.
Sadee Devitt, '10, and Estella M. Hughes, '17, are attending the Smith College Course for Social Workers.
1921 Training Class For Field Workers.
The 1921 Training Class for Field Workers in Eugenics began work at the Eugenics Record Office on July 6 and ended its studies on August 16. The members of this group were: Margaret R. Babcock, Watertown, N. Y.; Jessie A. Blauvelt, Thiells, N. Y.; Corinne S. Eddy, Indianapolis, Indiana; Grace M. Joy, Newmarket, N. H.; Bess L. Lloyd, Sycamore, Ill.; Mildred H. Lockwood, Madrid, N. Y.; Pauline A. Mead, West Acton, Mass.; Phyllis F. Pointon, Rouse's Point, N. Y.; Laura C. Russell, Massena, N. Y.; Isabelle M. Whitefield, Canton, N. Y.
Including the 1921 Training Class, two hundred and fifteen persons have received thei special training for practical eugenical field investigation.
Clinical and Field Studies of the 1921 Training Class.
The clinical instruction and actual field experience received by this year's Training Class were especially valuable:
1. On July 8, Dr. Aaron J. Rosanoff, of the Kings Park State Hospital, in accordance with his annual custom, gave the class a lecture on the principal clinical types of insanity, and, with appropriately selected cases, demonstrated each particular type.
2. On July 15, the group visited the Brunswick Home for the Feeble-Minded, at Amityville, N. Y. They took with them apparatus used for making mental tests. The day was spent in making applications of the standard tests, and in trying out several of the newer schemes for mental measurement.
3. On July 21 the Ellis Island Immigrant Station was visited. Dr. B. Onuf, of the Medical Service, conducted the class through the Detention Hospital, and explained the clinical symptoms and condition present in certain types of would-be immigrant, which caused such persons to be detained pending deportation. On the evening to the same day, the class visited the side shows of Coney Island and held impromptu clinics at the stalls of various human "freaks," particularly the dwarfs, giants and microcephalic idiots.
4. On July 28, Dr. Henry L. Taylor, of the New York Hospital for the Relief of Ruptured and Crippled, gave a clinic in which he emphasized the hereditary aspect of certain types of human handicap which came for treatment to this hospital. He discussed especially the cases of [italics]radio-ulnar synostosis[end italics] which he has been studying from the hereditary point of view in collaboration with the Eugenics Record Office.
On the afternoon of the same day, Dr. Walter B. Weidler, of the Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital, gave a special lecture on hereditary eye defect, and then gave a clinical demonstration in which he illustrated each of the particular types of hereditary blindness and defective vision. For this purpose he had assembled a group of specially selected patients.
5. On August 2 the class visited Letchworth Village, at Thiells, N. Y., a modern state institution for the feeble-