The term 'Asperger's' comes from a Nazi

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The medical term Asperger’s gets thrown around a lot, even though it’s not an official diagnosis anymore. One historian says that should stop -- because Dr. Hans Asperger of Vienna in the 1930s was a Nazi.


Dr. Hans Asperger. Photos courtesy of Edith Sheffer. 

Credits

Guest:
Edith Sheffer - author of “Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna” - @edithsheffer

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or