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Did Ludwig Wittgenstein have Asperger's syndrome?

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It has been suggested that Ludwig Wittgenstein had Asperger's syndrome. This paper reviews the evidence and concludes that he had the major features of Asperger's syndrome.

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Accepted: January 26, 1999

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Fitzgerald, M. Did Ludwig Wittgenstein have Asperger's syndrome?. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 9, 61–65 (2000).

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