Alois Alzheimer on Presenile Dementia

  title={Alois Alzheimer on Presenile Dementia},
  author={Joseph M. Tonkonogy and Gary S. Moak},
  journal={Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology},
  pages={199 - 206}
  • J. Tonkonogy, G. Moak
  • Published 1 October 1988
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
The work of Alois Alzheimer on presenile dementia is a landmark in the history of psychiatry not fully appreciated by contemporary psychiatrists. In this paper, the history of his landmark work is reviewed in the context of the growing importance of psychiatric involvement in Alzheimer's disease. Annotated excerpts from Alzheimer's second paper (1911), never before translated into English, are presented. The historical significance of Alzheimer's findings vis-a-vis Krae pelinian psychiatry and… Expand
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