Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Une leçon clinique à la Salpêtrière

  • Grand rounds

    André Brouillet illustration of “Une leçon clinique à la Salpêtrière.” In the days when medical teaching took place mainly at the bedside, grand rounds were the accepted method by which rare or interesting cases were demonstrated to the entire hospital staff. It was a tradition that went back at least to the days of the…

  • 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…