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The Resource I was number 87 : a deaf woman's ordeal of misdiagnosis, institutionalization, and abuse, Anne M. Bolander and Adair N. Renning

I was number 87 : a deaf woman's ordeal of misdiagnosis, institutionalization, and abuse, Anne M. Bolander and Adair N. Renning

Label
I was number 87 : a deaf woman's ordeal of misdiagnosis, institutionalization, and abuse
Title
I was number 87
Title remainder
a deaf woman's ordeal of misdiagnosis, institutionalization, and abuse
Statement of responsibility
Anne M. Bolander and Adair N. Renning
Title variation
  • I was number eighty seven
  • I was #87
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Anne Bolander had the great misfortune of losing her mother early in life, which left her in the care of a father, and later a stepmother, who showed little interest in raising a child that seemed slow to learn. In 1959, her parents took Anne to the Johns Hopkins University where experts declared her to be retarded, when in fact she was deaf. But Anne's parents accepted this assessment and put her in the Stoutamyre School for Special Education in Bridgewater, Virginia." "At the Stoutamyre School, Anne was punished for every rule broken, yet the only way to learn the rules was by being punished. Children's names were not used; Anne was assigned a number instead, #87 (an abstract symbol for her, since she had never been taught numbers), which told her when she was allowed to go to the bathroom, after #86." "Anne endured five years in this oppressive environment until her parents moved to Pennsylvania. By chance, she was placed in St. Mary's of Providence Center, where teachers correctly assessed her as deaf, not retarded. But after only a year, her parents brought Anne back home again, where she suffered many more years of abuse. As she grew, the physical attacks abated, but the emotional scars left her socially ill-prepared as an adult. The damage led to many other betrayals by false friends and others willing to take advantage of her."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bolander, Anne M
Dewey number
  • 362.4/2/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV2534.B63
LC item number
A3 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Renning, Adair N
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hearing impaired children
  • Hearing impaired children
  • Hearing impaired children
  • Deaf
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Deaf women
  • Bolander, Anne M
Label
I was number 87 : a deaf woman's ordeal of misdiagnosis, institutionalization, and abuse, Anne M. Bolander and Adair N. Renning
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43662092
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 184 pages
Isbn
9781563680922
Lccn
00028788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)43662092
Label
I was number 87 : a deaf woman's ordeal of misdiagnosis, institutionalization, and abuse, Anne M. Bolander and Adair N. Renning
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43662092
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 184 pages
Isbn
9781563680922
Lccn
00028788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)43662092

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