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The Mask of Benevolence: Disabling the Deaf Community

The Mask of Benevolence analyzes how medical, education, and other professionals often harm Deaf people even when they’re trying to help. Harlan Lane wrote this book and first published it in 1992. It was updated in 1999 to add information about cochlear implants among deaf children.

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