Dejerine-Klumpke

Commemoration of the 160th anniversary of Augusta Dejerine-Klumpke’s birth

The anniversary of Augusta Dejerine-Klumpke birth (160 years) was on October 15. The Wins organized, together with the ICM (ICM Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord) historians and scientists, a learning day and an exhibition at the ICM institute in Paris. The day was sponsored also by FENS. Accompanied by …

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The Lancet Neurology includes a historical profile of Augusta Déjerine-Klumpke

The November 2018 issue of The Lancet Neurology includes a historical profile of Augusta Dejerine-Klumpke written by Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan.   Here are some excerpts from the article:   “She was a person who did not take no for an answer,” said Lynda Jun-San Yang, a neurosurgeon at the University …

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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 …

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Advise to a young woman scientist by Augusta Déjerine-Klumpke

In celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we explore Augusta Dejerine-Klumpke’s life through her biography (originally written in French) to find out how she began her scientific career and what legacy she left for future generations of neuroscientists. She was born in San Francisco, United States, …

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