Charcot: Constructing Neurology by Christopher G. GoetzCharcot: Constructing Neurology by Christopher G. Goetz

Charcot: Constructing Neurology

byChristopher G. Goetz, Michel Bonduelle, Toby Gelfand

Hardcover | October 1, 1995

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In the second half of the 19th century, Paris became an international center for neurological studies largely because of Jean-Martin Charcot and his Salpetriere School. Charcot was named Professor of Diseases of the Nervous System at the University of Paris in 1882, and thus helpedinstitutionalize neurology as a medical specialty. By then he had already published widely and had assembled a team of research specialists and students who approached the study of the nervous system through the celebrated methode anatomo-clinique that correlated specific neurological signs withdiscrete lesions in the central nervous system. Pushing beyond the bounds of anatomical study, Charcot went on to study hysteria, attracting both scientific and social notoriety. This book provides the best account of the life and contributions of Jean-Martin Charcot. It gives a fascinating picture of the man and his milieu, and clearly defines his role in establishing the new medical specialty of clinical neurology.
Christopher G. Goetz is at Rush University. Michael Bonduelle is at University of Paris.
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Title:Charcot: Constructing NeurologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 6.3 × 9.49 × 1.1 inPublished:October 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195076435

ISBN - 13:9780195076431

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Table of Contents

'n 1Education of a Physician2. The Struggle for a Career in Paris Medicine3. The Development of a Career in Neurology4. Charcot's Major Neurological Interests5. Charcot and the Artistry of Neurological Practice6. Hysteria7. Fame8. Charcot's Private Life9. Charcot's Death and Legacy

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"It reads with real pleasure throughout...Brings to life [Charcot] with all his complexities and allows the reader to better comprehend him in comparison to his contemporaries."--Cahiers Goncourt