Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Dejerine, Joseph Jules (1849–1917)

  • Jackie L. Micklewright
  • Tricia Z. KingEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_614

Education and Training

  • 1868 and 1870: Academie de Geneve (Bachelors of Science in Biology and Comparative Anatomy)

  • 1875: Hospital de la Pitie (Internship)

  • 1879: Faculty of Medicine of Paris (Doctor of Medicine)

Major Appointments

  • Head of Clinic, Hospital Bicetre (1879–1886)

  • Professor of Neurology and Chief Consultant, Hospital Bicetre (1887–1894)

  • Professor of Neurology, Salpetriere (1895–1911)

  • Clinical Chair in Diseases of the Nervous System, Salpetriere (1911–1917)

Major Honors and Awards

  • Vice-President Societe de Biologie (1895)

  • Founding member of the French Neurological Society (1899)

  • Moxon Gold Medal of the Royal College of Physicians of London (1914)

Landmark Clinical, Scientific, and Professional Contributions

  • French neurologist J. Jules Dejerine earned acclaim for his localizationist approach to the study of the nervous system by combining the anatomical approach of Charcot with the experimental approach of Vulpian. Dejerine’s early research focused on the pathophysiology of...

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References and Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Georgia State UniversityDepartment of Psychology and the Neuroscience InstituteAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience InstituteGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA