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July 4, 1925


JAMA. 1925;85(1):49-50. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670010053025

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Centennial Celebration in Honor of Charcot  Last week Paris celebrated the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Jean Martin Charcot. Many nations were represented at the celebration. On the first day, two sessions, held at the Salpêtrière, were devoted to papers on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis The second day, the Société de neurologie held a special meeting in remembrance of its twenty-fifth anniversary, and Professor Guillain, the occupant of Charcot's professorial chair, delivered an excellent address. In the afternoon, ceremonies were held at the Academie de médecine, and the élite of the medical profession of France gathered to hear Prof. Pierre Marie's eulogy of Charcot. In the evening, the president of France presided at a meeting at the University of Paris. Before an audience of 3,000, Dr. Babinski spoke of the activities of his former teacher Charcot. Shorter addresses were given also by Professor Guillain, Professor Marinesco of Bucharest, Professor Roussy

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