Jean-Martin Charcot

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Birthday
29, 1865
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 16, 1893 (27)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
29, 1865
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 16, 1893 (27)

About

Co-founder of modern neurology who became one of France’s foremost medical experts.

Before Fame

He taught at the University of Paris for more than 30 years before turning his attention to neurology.

Trivia

Charcot's Disease, also known as lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease, was first discovered and described by Charcot.

Family Life

His son, Jean-Baptiste Charcot, was also a noted scientist as well as a polar explorer.

Associated With

Sigmund Freud was one of Charcot's students.