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Valentin Jacques Joseph Magnan


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French psychiatrist, born 1835, Perpignan; died 1916.

Biography of Valentin Jacques Joseph Magnan

Valentin Jacques Joseph Magnan was an intern at the hospitals of Lyon and Paris, receiving his doctorate in Paris in 1866. Surviving a bout of cholera, Magnan became one of the leaders of the French school of organic psychiatry and amongst those influenced by him were the Russian Merzheivsky who worked with Bekhterev and the Romanian-Austrian neurologist Constantin von Economo (1876-1931). He was physician-in-chief at the Asile de Sainte-Anne.

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