The history of autism

  title={The history of autism},
  author={Sula Wolff},
  journal={European Child \& Adolescent Psychiatry},
  • S. Wolff
  • Published 1 August 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Abstract.Autism remains a fascinating condition, perhaps the most prolifically researched of all child psychiatric disorders. Its history yields many lessons: early accounts of possible autism are, with one exception, unclear; the greatest contributions to our understanding have come from individual clinicians and researchers; the concept and definition of the disorder have changed greatly over the years; some ideas once held with conviction, were later proved to be unfounded; and socio… 

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