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

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

By Sheffer, Edith

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In 1930s and 1940s Vienna, child psychiatrist Hans Asperger sought to define autism as a diagnostic category, aiming to treat those children, usually boys, he deemed capable of participating fully in society. Depicted as a compassionate and devoted researcher, Asperger was in fac...t deeply influenced by Nazi psychiatry. Although he did offer individualized care to children he deemed promising, he also prescribed harsh institutionalization and even transfer to Spiegelgrund, one of the Reich's deadliest killing centers, for children with greater disabilities, who, he held, could not integrate into the community. With sensitivity and passion, Edith Sheffer's scrupulous research reveals the heartbreaking voices and experiences of many of these children, while also illuminating a Nazi regime obsessed with sorting the population into categories, cataloging people by race, heredity, politics, religion, sexuality, criminality, and biological defects-labels that became the basis of either rehabilitation or persecution and extermination.
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ISBN 9780393609646
Released NZ 31 May 2018
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780393609646
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Released 31 May 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sheffer, Edith
Category Award Winning
World History: From C 1900 -
European History
The Holocaust
History Of Medicine
Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 618.952858832009436
Weight 591g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Asperger's syndrome in children - Patients - History - Austria - Vienna, Asperger's syndrome in children - Diagnosis - History - Austria - Vienna, Asperger's syndrome in children - Austria - Vienna - History - 1930-1940, Asperger, Hans, Asperger's syndrome in children - Austria - Vienna - Diagnosis - 20th century
NBS Text Medicine: General
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly

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