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Joseph Thiers

Born 1885
Died

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French clinician, born 1885, Bastia, Corsica.

Biography of Joseph Thiers

Joseph Thiers was born in Bastia, capital of Haute-Corse d├ępartement, on the northeastern coast of Corsica. After attending schools in Bastia and Marseille, he studied medicine in Paris, where he was trained by some of the luminaries of the day, including Paul Georges Dielafoy (1839-1911), Pierre Marie (1854-1940) and Emile Charles Achard (1860-1944). His main interest was neurology, and for a period he was president of the French Neurological Society.

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