Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
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Broca, Pierre Paul (1824–1880)

  • Michael J. LarsonEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_604

Name and Degrees

Pierre Paul Broca received a bachelor’s degree of letters (a subject that includes history and literature) in 1840 from his hometown Sainte-Foy-la-Grande College and subsequently received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. He began his study of medicine in 1841 at the age of 17 at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Paris. He completed his formal medical training there in 1848. Broca was studious and progressed rapidly during his medical studies. He was named externe of the Faculty of Medicine hospitals following a competitive application in 1843, interne in 1844, and interne laureate, with a 1-year extension in 1847. He competed successfully to receive the positions of Anatomy Assistant of the Faculty of Medicine in 1846 and Prosector of Anatomy to the Faculty in 1848. His mentors included such renowned individuals as François Leuret at the Bicêtre, Philippe Ricord at the Hôpital du Midi, Langier at the Hôpital Beaujon, Pierre Nicolas Gerdy at the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brigham Young UniversityProvoUSA