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Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Edith Sheffer
Format
Book
Published
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Edition
First edition
Language
Text in English
ISBN
9780393609646, 0393609642
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.
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.
Description
317 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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