Charcot's famous secretaries

Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2017 May;75(5):320-323. doi: 10.1590/0004-282X20170034.


At the pinnacle of his career, Professor Charcot had four secretaries: Charles Féré, Pierre Marie, Georges Gilles de la Tourette and Georges Guinon. They helped the great founder of neurology with his activities at La Salpêtrière Hospital and his private clinic, examining patients before he made the final diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article
  • Portrait

MeSH terms

  • France
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Neurology / history*

Personal name as subject

  • Jean-Martin Charcot
  • Charles Féré
  • Pierre Marie
  • Georges Gilles de la Tourette
  • Georges Guinon