Andreas Rett, photo, 1990
Rett, Andreas, b. Fürth (Germany), Jan. 2, 1924, d. Vienna, April 25, 1997, paediatrician, university professor. 1963 established the first special workshop for young people suffering from neurological disorders. 1966-1989 head of the Department for Developmentally Retarded Children at the Neurological Hospital Rosenhügel in Vienna, from 1985 also medical director. Discovered the R. syndrome, a malfunction of the cerebral metabolism named after him, that occurs only in girls. Advocated more tolerance for handicapped people.
Works: Das hirngeschädigte Kind, 1971; Linkshänder. Analyse einer Minderheit, 1973 (co-author); Das Reichssippenamt entscheidet. Rassenbiologie im Nat.-Soz., 1982 (with H. Seidler). - More than 200 publications.