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150th anniversary of Charcot’s description of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

  • Recherche,
  • Santé-Sciences-Technologie,
  • Santé-social,
Date(s)

le 3 février 2020

Published in Brain

Projet de recherche collaborative dirigé par le Prof. P. Corcia et le Prof. V. Meininger (Hôpital des Peupliers, Ramsay Générale de Santé, Paris, France)

150th anniversary of Charcot’s description of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Abstract

Charcot remains forever associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), classically designated the ‘maladie de Charcot’, even though the term ‘maladie de Charcot’ initially referred to the tabetic arthropathies in England. But if it was Charcot who described and gave a name to the new disease ‘Sclérose Latérale Amyotrophique’, a number of others played their part too. The first mention of sclérose latérale amyotrophique appears in 1874 in one of a series of manuscripts summarizing the Friday lessons at the Salpêtrière, collated and published in 1877. The first publication with the title ‘sclérose latérale amyotrophique’ was in the Progrés Médical of 1874 (Charcot, 1874),...

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Keywords

#ALS #Charcot

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