© 1970

Infantile Autism

A Clinical and Phenomenological- Anthropological Investigation Taking Language as the Guide


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Gerhard Bosch
    Pages 1-3
  3. Gerhard Bosch
    Pages 4-44
  4. Gerhard Bosch
    Pages 61-112
  5. Gerhard Bosch
    Pages 113-118
  6. Gerhard Bosch
    Pages 119-120
  7. Gerhard Bosch
    Pages 120-126
  8. Gerhard Bosch
    Pages 130-140
  9. Gerhard Bosch
    Pages 140-144
  10. Gerhard Bosch
    Pages 144-145
  11. Gerhard Bosch
    Pages 145-146
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 147-158

About this book


Professor Bosch's study of infantile autism is a most valuable contribution to the slowly increasing body of knowledge about this baffling and most severe psychiatrie disorder of childhood. Reading it in the original German when it first appeared in 1962, I was greatly impressed by his deep sympathy for these unfortunate children and by his keen insight into the overt manifestations of a behavior which presents the observer with tantalizing riddles. Having spent nearly a lifetime in unravelling the meaning of the behavior of autistic children, I was much taken by Professor Bosch's very different approach to the same problem. His research sheds further light into the darkness that reigns in the mind of the autistic child. I am delighted that his important contribution is now easily available also to American readers. Everybody who works with children suffering from infantile autism for any length of time and also studies this disease, becomes impressed by how much their inability to relate and to resporrd appro"prrately can teach us about human psychology in general, and in particular how and why things go wrong in man's relations to his fellow man. All through his book, Professor Bosch correctly stresses that autistic behavior is neither asymptom nor a syndrome, but a unique form of breakdown in all inter­ personal relations.


Syndrom autism psychiatry psychology stress syndromes

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Rheinische Landesklinik für JugendpsychiatrieUniversity of DüsseldorfViersen-SüchtelnDeutschland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Infantile Autism
  • Book Subtitle A Clinical and Phenomenological- Anthropological Investigation Taking Language as the Guide
  • Authors Gerhard Bosch
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1970
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-04777-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-87070-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-87068-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 158
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Clinical Psychology
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