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When was dyslexia first discovered?

Dyslexia is a term coined by Rudolf Berlin of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1887 to describe the inability to read.

The condition as we know it - an inability to learn to read occuring in an otherwise bright and developmentally normal child - was first described by Dr. Pringle Morgan in a paper on 'Congenital Word Blindness' which appeared in the British Medical Journal on November 7th 1896.


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