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Charles-Joseph Bouchard

Born 1837-09-06
Died 1915

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French pathologist, born September 6, 1837, Moutiér en Der, département Haute-Marne; died 1915.

Biography of Charles-Joseph Bouchard

Bouchard first read medicine in Lyon, then, at the age of 25, went to Paris to continue his studies under Charcot. Bouchard was ambitious, gifted, and energetic, and, under Charcot's supervision his career pointed straight up. He became Interne des hôpitaux in 1862 and received his doctorate in 1866 in Paris with the thesis Étude sur quelques points de la pathogénie des hémorrhagies cérébrales. He became médecin du Bureau central in 1870, médecin des hôpitaux (Bicêtre) in 1874, from 1869 was professeur agrégé at the faculty, from 1879 full professor; member of the Academie de Médecine in 1886 and of the institute in 1887.

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