A Student of History

February 22, 2008

Was Thomas Jefferson Autistic?

Filed under: Early America — John Maass @ 12:37 pm

Kind of an odd piece from the Telegraph that details a psychiatrist’s take on the great and creative:

Many leading figures in the fields of science, politics and the arts have achieved success because they had autism, a leading psychiatrist has claimed.

Michael Fitzgerald, Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College, Dublin, argued the characteristics linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) were the same as those associated with creative genius.

 

 

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