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August 26, 1893

JEAN MARTIN CHARCOT.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(9):313. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420610025003

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Abstract

Throughout the civilized world, wherever the language of medicine is understood, there is sincere regret that Charcot is no more. This distinguished medical man was graduated in medicine at Paris in 1853, and died at Morvan, France, August 17,1893. He was director of the great Hôpital La Salpétrière at the time of his death, in which institution he had been interne forty years ago. His residence was in the ultra fashionable quarter, the Faubourgh St. Germaine.

He early commenced the study of difficult questions, turning his attention especially to diseases of the liver and spinal cord. The list of his works in the Index Catalogue is a long one, and the less elaborate studies will be found scattered throughout neurological literature.

The current press dispatches from Paris give the following general statement:

" He organized in 1879 an anatomo-pathologic museum, a laboratory with photographic apparatus, hydrotherapic rooms, and began with a

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