Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Charcot–Leyden

  • Charcot and his “grandes hysteriques”

    Perhaps no other physician in history has been associated with more diseases than Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893). He was one of the greatest neurologists of the 19th century, instrumental in developing the systematic neurological examination based on correlating clinical features observed during life with changes found at autopsy. At the Salpêtrière, the large hospital and asylum…