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Joseph Grasset

Born 1849-03-19
Died 1918

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French internist and neurologist, Born March 19, 1849, Montpellier; died middle of July 1918, Montpellier.

Biography of Joseph Grasset

In 1871 Joseph Grasset became intern in Montpellier, where he received his doctorate in 1873, becoming agrégé in 1875, and in 1881 professor of therapy. He assumed the chair of clinical medicine in 1886, retaining it until he changed it for that of general pathology in 1909. He retired in 1915. Grasset became Associé national d'Académie de médecine.

His work comprises every field of internal medicine. His particular rinterest, however, was in diseases of the nervous system, particularly the brain and spinal marrow, problems of hypnotism, spiritism, and occultism, as well as psychisme inférieur.

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