French Autism History
Query: (pn= "Itard, Jean Marie Gaspard,") and pn= "1774-1838."
1 Mémoire sur le mutisme produit par la lésion des fonctions
Author: Itard, Jean Marie Gaspard,
1774-1838.Publication: [S.l. : s.n., 1830 Document: French :
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Autism History: The listed book in French seems to be the earliest thing I can find in terms of Autism History. Amreica's Library of Congress owns the book and as time goes by I hope It translates well in autism history. It Seems to have the story of the Boy from Alverez in it, He was 1600's Wild Child that displayed many autisitc traits.
Up until the 1960's or so. The Boy form Alverez was listed and noted in many now forgoton Autism publications.
I hope once translated it proves to one of the first uses of this example of Autism , It might go a few miles in re establishing autism as more of a genuis thing and not so much the Mr/DD disaster it is today. Rich Shull on the blog Autism Pre Rain Man Autism 2009