In 1885, Dr. Guilio Melotti published an Italian translation of a lecture on "Convulsive Tics with Coprolalia and Echolalia" given by Jean-Martin Charcot. Although this lecture often has been cited as an authoritative statement of Charcot's view, until now it has not been translated into English. The lecture presents a number of statements that appear nowhere else in Charcot's published corpus, including some that seem to contradict Charcot's other pronouncements on maladie des tics. Although the Melotti-Charcot lecture may portray Charcot's position accurately in many passages, the article most likely is a compilation from a variety of sources.

Kushner, H., Luzzatti, C., Finger, S. (1999). A Perplexing document in the early history of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome: Melotti's Rendition of a Lecture by Charcot. JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF THE NEUROSCIENCES, 8(1), 5-20 [10.1076/jhin.8.1.5.1779].

A Perplexing document in the early history of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome: Melotti's Rendition of a Lecture by Charcot

LUZZATTI, CLAUDIO GIUSEPPE;
1999

Abstract

In 1885, Dr. Guilio Melotti published an Italian translation of a lecture on "Convulsive Tics with Coprolalia and Echolalia" given by Jean-Martin Charcot. Although this lecture often has been cited as an authoritative statement of Charcot's view, until now it has not been translated into English. The lecture presents a number of statements that appear nowhere else in Charcot's published corpus, including some that seem to contradict Charcot's other pronouncements on maladie des tics. Although the Melotti-Charcot lecture may portray Charcot's position accurately in many passages, the article most likely is a compilation from a variety of sources.
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Jean-Martin Charcot; Gilles de la Tourette; Melotti; history of the neurosciences
English
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Kushner, H., Luzzatti, C., Finger, S. (1999). A Perplexing document in the early history of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome: Melotti's Rendition of a Lecture by Charcot. JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF THE NEUROSCIENCES, 8(1), 5-20 [10.1076/jhin.8.1.5.1779].
Kushner, H; Luzzatti, C; Finger, S
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