Charcot and Duchenne: Of Mentors, Pupils, and Colleagues

  title={Charcot and Duchenne: Of Mentors, Pupils, and Colleagues},
  author={Irwin M. Siegel},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  pages={541 - 547}
  • I. Siegel
  • Published 1 August 2000
  • Medicine
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
In the history of medicine, there have been notable mentors, famous pupils, and celebrated colleagues. Seldom, however, have two renowned physicians simultaneously been mentors, pupils, and colleagues to each other, as was the case with Jean-Martin Charcot (Fig. 1) and Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne (Fig. 2). Notwithstanding a 19-year difference in age and the fact that each was a well-published neurological scientist in his own right, these investigators developed a multifaceted… 
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