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ERIC Number: EJ1065177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Did Kanner Actually Describe the First Account of Autism? The Mystery of 1938
Fellowes, Sam
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n7 p2274-2276 Jul 2015
Kanner opens his pioneering 1943 paper on autism by making a mysterious mention of the year 1938. Recent letters to the editor of this journal have disagreed over a particular interpretation--does 1938 refer to an early paper by Asperger, effectively meaning Kanner plagiarised Asperger? I argue 1938 refers to a paper by Louise Despert. This was not plagiarism but a case of building on Despert's ideas. Additionally, I suggest his motives for not mentioning her by name were not dishonourable.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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