‘History and First Descriptions’ of Autism: A response to Michael Fitzgerald
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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.
KeywordsAcademic ethics Asperger Asperger’s syndrome Autism Kanner
No grants or other financial support have been involved. The letter is entirely my own work. There are no special circumstances to report.
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