Charcot and Pasteur: Intersecting Orbits in Fin de Siècle French Medicine

  title={Charcot and Pasteur: Intersecting Orbits in Fin de Si{\`e}cle French Medicine},
  author={Christopher G Goetz and Donald H. Harter},
  journal={Journal of the History of the Neurosciences},
  pages={378 - 386}
Charcot and Pasteur were scientific contemporaries, but their relationship has not been extensively studied. We analyzed available source documents from the Charcot Library, Bibliothèque Nationale, Institute Pasteur, and Pasteur Library. These documents demonstrate that in spite of geographical proximity, international and local recognition, Charcot and Pasteur largely pursued their careers independent of one another. Although the Paris scientific climate was one of active debate, Pasteur's and… 


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