Neurological Sciences

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 765–768 | Cite as

Broken dynasty: how Jean Batiste Charcot relinquished his father’s neurological empire to conquer the seven seas

  • Hélio A. G. Teive
  • Francisco M. B. Germiniani
  • Carlos Henrique F. Camargo
History of Neurology


The authors review the relationship between Jean-Martin Charcot, the most celebrate Professor of Neurology of the XIX century, and his son, Jean-Baptiste Charcot, former a physician and neurologist and after Professor Charcot’s death, a worldwide famous maritime explorer, the “Commander Charcot.”


Jean-Martin Charcot Jean-Baptiste Charcot Neurology Maritime explorer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hélio A. G. Teive
    • 1
  • Francisco M. B. Germiniani
    • 1
  • Carlos Henrique F. Camargo
    • 2
  1. 1.Neurology Service, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital de ClínicasUniversidade Federal do ParanáCuritibaBrazil
  2. 2.Neurology Service, Hospital UniversitárioState University of Ponta GrossaPonta GrossaBrazil

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