Jean-Martin Charcot

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Jean-Martin Charcot
Born(1825-11-29)29 November 1825
Died16 August 1893(1893-08-16) (aged 67)
Known forStudying and discovering neurological diseases
Scientific career
FieldsNeurologist and professor of anatomical pathology
InstitutionsPitié-Salpêtrière Hospital

Jean-Martin Charcot (/ʃɑːrˈk/; French: [ʃaʁko]; 29 November 1825 – 16 August 1893) was a French neurologist and professor of anatomical pathology.[1] He was known as "the founder of modern neurology".[2] He discovered many diseases such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and Charcot disease (better known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, motor neurone disease, or Lou Gehrig disease).

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  1. Enerson, Ole Daniel. "Jean-Martin Charcot". Who Named It?. Retrieved 13 October 2008.
  2. Lamberty (2007), p. 5