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Charcot, Jean Martin (1825-1893)

Figure 3: Charcot, the father of neurology, celebrated on a French stamp issued in 1960
Image charcot

Born Paris 1825.

Worked in the Hôpital Salpêtrière, Paris.

Notable students of Charcot included, Binet and Freud.

worked on hysteria
described the knee joint in neuro arthropathy.
description of Charcot foot in patients with Tabes Dorsalis.

Charcot's joints
Painless flail joints often with an effusion
Ankle joint
Diabetic neuropathy
Shoulder joint
Charcot's hysterical blue oedema
A limb left dependent and not used becomes swollen and blue.

Adrian P. Ireland