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Charcot, Jean-Martin (1825–1893)




Jean-Martin Charcot
French physician and founder of modern neurology, whose many researches advanced knowledge of hysteria, multiple sclerosis, locomotor ataxia, asthma, and aging. Charcot was also a pioneer in the use of hypnosis in psychotherapy as was Sigmund Freud, one of his many pupils.


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