Leo Kanner: His Years in Berlin, 1906-24. The Roots of Autistic Disorder

@article{Neumrker2003LeoKH,
  title={Leo Kanner: His Years in Berlin, 1906-24. The Roots of Autistic Disorder},
  author={K. J. Neum{\"a}rker},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={14},
  pages={205 - 218}
}
  • K. Neumärker
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • History of Psychiatry
By providing the first description of infantile autism Leo Kanner (1894-1981)has substantially influenced the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. The classification of the disorder seems to be evolving with progress in clinical and diagnostic research, epidemiology and genetics. In the current classification systems of ICD-10 and DSM-IV, Kanner's name is merely mentioned, in contrast to other specified pervasive developmental disorders. This article draws attention to Kanner's early… 

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