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Unfeeling Malice

Michele Pridmore-Brown: Murdered by Asperger, 21 March 2019

Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna 
by Edith Sheffer.
Norton, 316 pp., £20, June 2018, 978 0 393 60964 6
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... mothers’ used to be implicated; now the pesticide DDT is among the culprits. Edith Sheffer argues in Asperger’s Children that, regardless of the science, and regardless of whether autism is one condition or several, it remains steeped in the cultural values of its Nazi origins, and in the idea of a model ...

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