Augusta Déjerine-Klumpke and the oustanding lesson on the anatomy of aphasia

On this day in 1908 Augusta Déjerine-Klumpke showed the anatomical evidences that lesions to an area deep to the left pars opercularis was associated with nonfluent aphasia. She presented her results during the second meeting, on July 9,1908, of the Société de Neurologie de Paris and “constituted a highlight in the debate between the two […]

Letter to a young psychiatrist

Georges Daumezon was a French psychiatrist who implemented psychotherapy in psychiatric institutions. In 1952, together with his colleague Philippe Koechlin, he introduced the term “institutional psychotherapy”. After graduating in Law in 1932, he earned his doctorate in medicine in 1935. He headed several psychiatric departments and services. He then became head physician at the Henri-Rousselle […]

Silvia De Marchi – remembrance

Silvia De Marchi was born on February 25, of 121 years ago. She was the first woman to obtain a degree in experimental psychology in Italy. In experimental psychology, she applied the method of magnitude estimation – a few years before Lewis Richardson – to analyze visual perception of collectivities of dots. In applied psychology, she provided […]

Historical profile: Cécile Vogt

Rebecca Akkermans dedicated an historical profile to our WiNeu pioneer Cécile Vogt in Lancet Neurology, 12 Jan 2018: “There are many great scientific partnerships that stand out in history—Antoine and Marie Anne Lavoisier, Pierre and Marie Curie, Josef Jules and Augusta Déjérines—but perhaps less well known are Cécile Vogt and her husband, Oskar. Early pioneers […]