My previous two blogs dealt with some of the historical misinterpretations in the popular book Neurotribes. My good friend Olga Bogdashina commented that it would be a good idea to reblog my original review of the book. The same is lengthy but provides a factual account of Kanner’s work that may help visualize him in proper perspective.
I finally got a chance to finish reading Steve Silberman’s widely publicized book “Neurotribes”. The same received the prestigious 2015 Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction and some journalists have touted the same as the definite book on autism’s past. Being a history buff myself I decided to give it a try and read it during my long layovers on a round trip to Russia. Fortunately, I managed to read it all with a few hours to spare. On the other hand, being my usual self, I misplaced the book with all of…
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