The first account of the syndrome Asperger described?

  title={The first account of the syndrome Asperger described?},
  author={S Wolff},
  journal={European Child \& Adolescent Psychiatry},
  • S. Wolff
  • Published 1 September 1996
  • Psychology
  • European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
On reading the paper which follows, it will at once be clear that the six boys described by Dr Ssucharewa some 70 years ago resemble very closely the children reported on by Asperger in 1944 (1) and those more recently described by other workers (2-4) . I will not attempt to summarise the children's characteristics here. Dr Ssucharewa does this admirably. I shall merely try to set the paper in context. What seems remarkable is that the discussions that precede and follow the case reports, while… 

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  • Psychology, Medicine
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  • 2006
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  • A. Sorokin
  • Psychology, Medicine
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  • L. Wing
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Journal of autism and developmental disorders
  • 2005
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The epidemiology of Asperger syndrome. A total population study.

  • S. EhlersC. Gillberg
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
  • 1993
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  • 2005
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