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Professor Charcot was well-known for showing, during his lessons at the Salpêtrière hospital, "hysterical" woman patients – here, his favorite patient, "Blanche" (Marie) Wittman, supported by Joseph Babinsky.

Jean-Martin Charcot (29 November 1825 - 16 August 1893) was a French neurologist. The Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital is currently a hospital in Paris. ... November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 4 - King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies dies and is succeeded by his son Francis I of the Two Sicilies. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system and disorders affecting it. ...


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Although Charcot was charged with voyeurism and exploitation, he is credited with adding the word "neurology" to the everyday vocabulary of the Parisian populace (Goetz et al., 1995, p.
Charcot's contributions to the history of intelligence testing are fourfold.
Charcot had come to believe that susceptibility to hypnosis was an indicator of latent hysteria.
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Jean Martin Charcot was born in Paris on Nov. 29, 1825, the son of a carriage maker.
Charcot was the first physician to link symptoms of ALS to a group of nerves specifically affected by the disease, i.e., the motor neurons that originate in the spinal cord).
Charcot's important contributions to medicine included his recognition of the importance of small arteries in cerebral hemorrhage (a familial neuropathy now known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease involving a progressive degeneration of the muscles in the foot, lower leg, hand and forearm, and a mild loss of sensation in the limbs, fingers and toes.
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