An important reminder that we must never forget Nazi doctors
THE LAST WORD
Dr Hans Asperger (1906-1980), the Viennese academic paediatrician best known for his contributions to our understanding of autism and related conditions, has been revealed as a Nazi sympathiser.
The revelations were contained in the results of an eight-year study of Dr Asperger published in the April edition of Molecular Autism.
The research was carried out by Dr Herwig Czech, a Holocaust scholar from the Medical University of Vienna, who concluded Dr Asperger failed to protect his young patients from the Nazis’ euthanasia program.