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This interesting biography of the founder of modern clinical neurology deals not only with the life of Jean-Martin Charcot but with his contributions to medicine and with the famous institution, the Salpêtrière, in which he worked devotedly for 45 years.
Charcot followed the investigative methods which had been developed to a high point in French medicine during the first half of the 19th century—the comparison of observations of clinical phenomena with the pathologic findings post-mortem. In a discussion of his general philosophy of medicine he said: "Finally, I believe that, aside from questions of diagnostic ingenuity and other intuitive qualities
J.-M. Charcot, 1825-1893: His Life—His Work.. Ann Intern Med. ;54:356–357. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-2-356
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(2):356-357.
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