Claude-Francois Lallemand and the tradition of clinical-pathological correlation at the debut of the 19th century

Harry WHITAKER1 and Claudio LUZZATTI2
1Northern Michigan University; 2University of Milan


Lallemand’s Recherches anatomo-pathologiques sur l'èncephale et ses dépendances went through s everal editions between 1820 and 1834. It is another milestone in the tradition of compendia such as those of Wepfer and Morgagni. At the same time it furnished the data that inspired J.B. Bouillaud to defend Gall’s language localization hypothesis that culminated in the work of Broca; It also furnished data that Marc Dax used to argue that language was localized in the left hemisphere.


18th Century Neuroscience Symposium -- Function in the "Long" 18th Century: The Transition from Medieval Cell Doctrine to Cortical Localization Doctrine
[Poster Session]
Saturday, 26 June 2004, 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Ninth Annual Meeting of the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN)

Montreal, Quebec, Canada