La Salpêtrière

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1856
Jean-Martin Charcot became the Médecin des Hôspitaux de Paris at La Salpêtrière .
1867
The Matlock Bank water cure, very popular with female clients, boasted warm-water douches, electrotherapy , and electric baths.
1870
French physician Jean-Martin Charcot began developing a systematic theory of hysteria.
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.
1878
Electromechanical vibrators were probably first used medically in the treatment of hysteria at La Salpêtrière in Paris.
1878-1893
Jean-Martin Charcot gave increasingly popular public lectures on hysteria at La Salpêtrière in Paris.
1881
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.
October 1885-February 1886