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June 1926

Le Professeur J. Dejerine, 1849-1917.

Arch NeurPsych. 1926;15(6):NP-826. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1926.02200240156016

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J. DEJERINE 1849-1917

The life of Dejerine, as told in this little book, will stand as an eternal inspiration to all who love neurology, indeed to all who, devoting their lives to the effort of advancing knowledge, have the desire to push onward toward their goal in spite of hardship, in spite of disappointments, in spite of the inevitable discouragements and limitations which the enlarging horizon of increasing knowledge imposes.

Gauckler, a close friend and pupil of Dejerine, has, with delightful straight-forwardness and simplicity, unfolded the story not only of the work, but also of those sides of this great Frenchman which all would have loved so much to know; the man at home, on a fishing trip, among his students and his friends, at work in his laboratory.

He takes us through school days, to Paris, through the difficult years at medical school, through his great love episode

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