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The First Child of Autism - Vivian Murdock
by Laura Villanti on May 10th, 2013

Ever wondered when the first cases of autism were noted here in the US? Ever wondered who they were and whether there was anything about their lifestyle or their parents lifestyle/environment that made them susceptible to autism?

This article is an amazing story of the first 11 diagnosed cases of autism in the US and in particular, details about the life of Vivian Murdock - "Virgina S". Vivian is the first born child of the Age of Autism.

This is a great documentation of history - data brought together from multiple sources covering multiple generations and from multiple types of media (an online copy of 1940's census, a psychiatry journal from 70 years ago, and much more).

Click here to read  this amazing story!


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