John Langdon Down: the man and the message.

@article{Ward1999JohnLD,
  title={John Langdon Down: the man and the message.},
  author={Oonagh C. Ward},
  journal={Down's syndrome, research and practice : the journal of the Sarah Duffen Centre},
  year={1999},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={
          19-24
        }
}
John Langdon Down was the son of a village grocer. Born in Torpoint, Cornwall, in 1828, he was the 6th child of religious parents. He worked in the family business until he was 18 years old and he then qualified as a pharmacist before ultimately entering medical school at the London Hospital. He won numerous medals and prizes and immediately after taking his medical degree he was appointed medical superintendent of the Royal Earlswood Asylum for Idiots in Surrey. He reformed the institution and… CONTINUE READING
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