Did Alan Turing have Asperger's syndrome?

  title={Did Alan Turing have Asperger's syndrome?},
  author={H. O’connell and Michael Fitzgerald},
  journal={Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine},
  pages={28 - 31}
Alan Turing was born in Paddington, London on June 23, 1912 . His family were middle-class and well-off. He was fascinated with science from an early age and showed precocious talent, especially in the areas of chemistry and mathematics. He attended Sherbourne Public School and then King's College, Cambridge where he studied mathematics. His areas of interest at Cambridge were probability theory and mathematical logic. It was at Cambridge that he first conceptualised the Universal Turing… 
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