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Author Sheffer, Edith, author.

Title Asperger's children : the origins of autism in Nazi Vienna / Edith Sheffer.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction    618.9285 SHE    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    618.9285 SHE    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 317 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
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Language Text in English.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1. Enter the experts -- Chapter 2. The clinic's diagnosis -- Chapter 3. Nazi psychiatry & social spirit -- Chapter 4. Indexing lives -- Chapter 5. Fatal theories -- Chapter 6. Asperger & the killing system -- Chapter 7. Girls & boys -- Chapter 8. The daily life of death -- Chapter 9. In service to the volk -- Chapter 10. Reckoning.
Summary Presents an exploration of the sobering history behind Asperger's Syndrome that reveals child psychiatrist Hans Asperger's influence by Nazi psychiatry and his use of one of the Reich's deadliest killing centers to experiment on disabled children.
Subject Asperger, Hans.
Asperger's syndrome in children -- Patients -- Austria -- Vienna -- History.
Asperger's syndrome in children -- Austria -- Vienna -- Diagnosis -- 20th century.
Asperger's syndrome in children -- Austria -- Vienna -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780393609646 (hardcover)
0393609642 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40028196866

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