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What People With Down’s Syndrome Used to Be Called

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources and to Learn the Difference Between an Idiot, a Moron, and an Imbicile Text Version Before “Down’s Syndrome” was called such, people with Down’s syndrome were called “Mongolian idiots” and the syndrome itself was called “mongolism”.  This comes from the fact that people thought that Down’s syndrome individuals resembled Mongolians.  So next time you feel […]

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