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New book delves into Fernald's cruel past

By Scott Allen
Globe Staff / May 1, 2004

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His foster mother died suddenly in March 1949, leaving 8-year-old Fred Boyce heartbroken and homeless. Needing a new home for him, state social workers said the shy boy should be institutionalized, based on an IQ test showing he was "feebleminded." Without a word from the child, a judge in Boston committed him to a home for people with ... (Full Article: 1501 Words)

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