, Volume 42, Issue 10, pp 2263-2265
Date: 18 Apr 2012

‘History and First Descriptions’ of Autism: A response to Michael Fitzgerald

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Abstract

Letter to the editor in response to Michael Fitzgerald’s controversial allegation that one of the two pioneers of autism—Leo Kanner—may have been influenced by an earlier paper by the other autism pioneer—Hans Asperger—without acknowledging the debt, and that Kanner may even have been guilty of plagiarising Asperger. In correspondence, Professor Fitzgerald has suggested that I “consider doing my take on the matter”. This is it.