Follow-up study of eleven autistic children originally reported in 1943

  • Leo Kanner


The destinies of the eleven children first reported in 1943 as suffering from autistic disturbances of affective contact are brought up to date. Their life histories are summarized succinctly in terms of developmental data, family constellations, clinical observations in the course of the years, the varieties of professional planning, and present status. Attention is called to the subsequent scientific studies of early infantile autism with ever-increasing facilities for research in nosology, biochemical and general systemic implication, and therapeutic amelioration. The need for continued follow-up studies of autistic children is emphasized.


Life History Present Status Clinical Observation Scientific Study Autistic Child 
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© Scripta Publishing Corporation 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leo Kanner
    • 1
  1. 1.John Hopkins University School of MedicineUSA

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