29 November 1825|
|Died||16 August 1893
Lac des Settons, Nièvre, France
|Fields||Neurologist and professor of anatomical pathology|
|Known for||Studying and discovering neurological diseases|
Jean-Martin Charcot (//; French: [ʃaʁko]; 29 November 1825 – 16 August 1893) was a French neurologist and professor of anatomical pathology. He was known as "the founder of modern neurology". 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).
References[change | change source]
- Enerson, Ole Daniel. "Jean-Martin Charcot". Who Named It?. Retrieved 13 October 2008.
- Lamberty (2007), p. 5