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Edith: fixed link

The first factoid surprised me.


What factoid?


Somehow, I shortened the link by accident and didn’t notice.


Also: autocorrect has hit, but I like it and leave it at this. We did this in the olden days when editing, like “Edith says: [something something]” instead of “ETA:”.


Thanks. This is the first I’ve heard of Monotropism. I’d heard Autism explained in part as people who hang out at one end of the “details focused / overview descriptions” scale, but I didn’t know what to look for when looking for something deeper.

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For the record, it was the first person diagnosed in the U.S. who died last year.

He wasn’t even born when Grunya Efimovna Sukhareva (there are MANY spelling/patronymic versions) first wrote up her findings in 1925 (then translated into German so as to be published in the only neurology medical journal in the world at that time in 1926). And then the Nazi eugenicist and the Austrian Jew who escaped to the U.S., who both spoke German as their native language, somehow supposedly came up with the concept a couple of years later independently of each other. Funny how that works.

I mean, you can’t give a Russian Jewish woman the credit, right?

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