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        A Clinical Lesson with Doctor Charcot at the Salpetriere, 1887

        Brouillet, Pierre Andre (1857-c.1920); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1887. Une Le�on Clinique � la Salpetri�re; Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-93) French doctor and founder of modern neurology; seated opposite Charcot in white apron is Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1859-1904), after whom Charcot named Tourette's Syndrome; the patient Blanche Wittmann is supported by Joseph Babinski (1857-1932); it is now thought that Mozart and Samuel Johnson may have suffered from Tourette's Syndrome; on the left, Marguerite Bottard (1822-1906), who was Charcot's chief nurse (surveillante) holds out her arms towards the patient; Marguerite Bottard has a building at la Salpetri�re named after her; Provenance: Faculty of Medicine, Lyon, France. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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