History and First Descriptions of Autism: Asperger Versus Kanner Revisited

  title={History and First Descriptions of Autism: Asperger Versus Kanner Revisited},
  author={Nick Chown and Liz Hughes},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  • Nick Chown, L. Hughes
  • Published 17 February 2016
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
When reading Michael Fitzgerald’s chapter entitled ‘Autism: Asperger’s Syndrome—History and First Descriptions’ in ‘Asperger’s Disorder’ edited by Rausch, Johnson and Casanova, a while ago, one of us was struck by his contention that Kanner was guilty of plagiarism as well as non-attribution of Asperger’s 1938 paper ‘Das psychisch abnorme kind’ (Fitzgerald in Asperger’s disorder. Informa Healthcare, New York, 2008) published in a Vienna weekly. Steve Silberman has discovered evidence that… 
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