Brace, Julia (1806–1884)
Brace, Julia (1806–1884)
American pioneer. Born in Newington, Connecticut, June 13, 1806; died in Bloomington, Connecticut, Aug 12, 1884; admitted to Hartford Asylum when she was 18.
Famed as the nation's 1st known case of concurrent deafness and blindness, became completely deaf and blind at age five and a half, having learned to read and spell words of two syllables; at 18, entered the asylum for the "deaf and dumb" at Hartford, but never had the attention and thought-out course of instruction that was given to Laura Bridgman.
See also Women in World History.
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