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Jeffery P. BakerJeffrey P. Baker, MD, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, History of Medicine Program, Trent Center for Bioethics
Assistant Professor, Department of History
Core Faculty, Trent Center for Bioethics at Duke University


Dr. Baker’s field of expertise and teaching includes Autism, Children with Complex Medical Needs,  and History of Medicine. This session’s focus on the “Discovery of Autism” will take a historical look at the clinical diagnosis and will lead to a discussion of how the term autism has transformed over the years, and the impact that transformation has had for persons today with autism, their families, and clinicians. Far from being a rare categorical disease later expanded into a spectrum, the meaning and the boundaries of autism have been contested from the beginning.


This even will be held on October 2 from 12:00-1:00 at 321 MacNider.

Lunch will be provided

All are welcome

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