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[Perspectives] Leo Kanner, Hans Asperger, and the discovery of autism

Steve Silberman discovered a well-kept secret about autism. In his stunning big book NeuroTribes (big in size at more than 500 pages, and big in vision, spanning the history of autism from the late 19th century to the present day), he imparts the secret, drip-feeding it through a remarkable narrative, in one of the most fascinating accounts of autism I have ever read. At one level, this is a who-done-it, in keeping with Silberman’s profession of investigative journalist. He digs into the detail of people’s lives, and uncovers the secret that one scientist tried to hide.

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