Jean Martin Charcot, padre de la neurología moderna

Translated title of the contribution: Jean Martin Charcot, father of modern neurology

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Jean Martin Charcot (1825-1893) is considered the greatest exponent of the origin of Neurology in the world.
He founded and directed the largest neurology service in Europe at the Salpêtrière hospital in Paris, and in
1882 he directed the first ever university chair on diseases of the nervous system. There are at least 14 eponyms
in medicine that recall his contributions in different disciplines. He was a great painter, a famous university
professor, and demonstrated great skills in hospital management. He was one of the founders of the magazine Archives de Neurologie together with his disciple Pierre Marie in 1872, and director of the publication
Iconographie de la Salpêtrière, immense work containing visual material, drawings, and photos of great value
for the teaching of Neurology. For this and many other contributions to this discipline, he is considered the
father of modern Neurology
Translated title of the contributionJean Martin Charcot, father of modern neurology
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Pages (from-to)154-157
Number of pages4
JournalActa Neurológica Colombiana
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology


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