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August 16, 1924


JAMA. 1924;83(7):545-547. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660070061019

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The Centenary of Paul Broca  The Société d'anthropologie of Paris has just celebrated the centenary of the birth of its founder, Prof. Paul Broca. Dr. Dubreuil-Chambardel, professor of anatomy at the Ecole de médecine of Tours and vice president of the Société d'anthropologie, presided at the ceremonies. Dr. Manouvrier, now professor at the Ecole d'anthropologie and who was the preparator of Broca during the last years of his life, sketched the scientific career of Broca, who was not only an eminent surgeon but also a skilful instructor and an enlivening lecturer in anthropology. He it was who, before he had reached the age of 40, founded the Société d'anthropologie of Paris, which was destined to become a model for anthropological societies in other countries. Later, Broca founded the Ecole d'anthropologie and the Archives d'anthropologie. He was an indefatigable worker and is the author of numerous works; notably, on the morphology

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