Origin of deaf-mute
Examples from the Web for deaf-mutism
My impression was that there were several cases of deaf-mutism in the village.In Indian Mexico (1908)|Frederick Starr
The same may be said of feigned insanity, aphonia, deaf-mutism, and loss of memory.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Deaf-mutism is so varied that frequently two unrelated deaf mutes may have hearing children.
Deaf-mutism is due to a defect; but the nature of the defect is different in different cases.
In fact we are tempted to jump at the conclusion that consanguinity is in itself a cause of deaf-mutism.Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population|George B. Louis Arner