Jean-Martin Charcot

Standard Name: Charcot, Jean-Martin


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Intertextuality and Influence Julia Frankau
The title-page of The Copper Crash quotes lines by Nicholas Rowe , the early eighteenth-century author of she-tragedies featuring pathetic heroines. Frank Danby's preface broaches the topic of hypnotism, which it regards as a...
Intertextuality and Influence Deborah Levy
The book purports to be a journal kept by a steak as it waits to be sold and waits, too, for gradually encroaching madness to engulf it. As the steak considers attitudes to madness, psychoanalysis...
Textual Features Iza Duffus Hardy
The plot turns on mesmerism or hypnotism: IDH had prepared herself by reading accounts of the work of Charcot (whom she paid a doubtful compliment in borrowing his name for her sinful protagonist), and by...


29 November 1825
Psychiatrist Jean-Martin Charcot was born in Paris.
Jean-Martin Charcot became the Médecin des Hôspitaux de Paris at La Salpêtrière .
Circa 1870
At La Salpêtrière hospital in Paris, patients classified as non-psychotic epileptics and hysterics were moved into the Quarter for Pure Epileptics, with Jean-Martin Charcot as the senior physician.
French physician Jean-Martin Charcot began developing a systematic theory of hysteria.
Jean-Martin Charcot gave increasingly popular public lectures on hysteria at La Salpêtrière in Paris.
The Chair of Diseases of the Nervous System was established at La Salpêtrière by France's Chamber of Deputies , making neurology a separate discipline; Jean-Martin Charcot was appointed as first Chair in 1882.
Jean-Martin Charcot became president of the newly-formed but short-lived Society of Physiological Psychology .
October 1885-February 1886
Sigmund Freud worked with Jean-Martin Charcot at La Salpêtrière in Paris.
15 October 1886
Sigmund Freud presented a paper to the Viennese Society of Physicians called On Male Hysteria and established his private practice for the treatment of hysterics in Vienna.
Jean-Martin Charcot 's London publication On Diseases of the Nervous System argued that sufferers of anorexia nervosa required isolation from family and friends.
During the 1890s Hippolyte Bernheim of the University of Nancy in Alsace-Lorraine challenged Jean-Martin Charcot 's idea that hysteria was a physical ailment; Bernheim argued that hysteria should be considered a psychological problem.