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Was Tesla suffering from some form of autism?

Given his great capacity for original thought and ability to mentally visualize mechanisms in extreme detail, it is quite possible that Nikola Tesla was endowed with a form of autism.  His solitary life style and single mindedness towards an engagement in the creative act lend support to this conclusion.  Visit the following pages for some additional thoughts on this subject:

Out of phase 
Thinking In Pictures 
Asperger Syndrome: What Is It? 
Talk of the Nation, Strange Scientists 
NPR: Understanding Asperger's Syndrome
Autism & the Internet" or "It's the Wiring . . .

[Answer revised on 10/06/2004.  My thanks to all those who have provided valuable input about this state of mind.]

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