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Reading Charcot is like reading Shakespeare and noting all the cliches he used. Charcot made original descriptions of disease that are still paragons of observation and a basic part of our clinical knowledge. Many of these descriptions emanated from his Tuesday clinic and are accurately presented with appropriate and learned comments from the author of this translation.
Charcot was one of the great French clinicians of the nineteenth century. His clinical observations were followed by extensive anatomic correlations, and his position would not have been considered enviable by many. He was attending physician at the Salpetriere with 5000 destitute and
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Charcot The Clinician: The Tuesday Lessons. Ann Intern Med. 1988;109:932. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-11-932_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(11):932.
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