Historical essay: Kraepelin's description of Alzheimer's disease

Int J Aging Hum Dev. 1985;21(3):235-8. doi: 10.2190/gnq1-gdux-eptl-0f2l.


A translation is offered for the first time of Kraepelin's description of Alzheimer's Disease. It is discussed with regard to its context, and the importance that his elaboration gave to the discovery.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Alzheimer Disease / history*
  • Eponyms*
  • Germany
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Translations

Personal name as subject

  • E Kraepelin
  • A Alzheimer