Kanner, Leo

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Leo, Austrian psychiatrist in U.S., 1894-1991.
Kanner syndrome - a severe emotional disturbance of childhood. Synonym(s): infantile autism
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Repetitive, ritualized, seemingly "compulsive" behavior has been recognized as a major part of autism since its earliest description by Leo Kanner in the 1940s.