The forthcoming RSM Library exhibition is entitled: Charcot, Hysteria, & La Salpêtrière
It runs from 3 May 2016 – 23 July 2016 Admission free Open to all
Jean Martin Charcot (1825 – 1893) was appointed physician to the Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris in 1862 and remained working there for the rest of his professional life. This exhibition concentrates on Charcot’s controversial theories regarding hysteria, the patients at the Salpêtrière who were diagnosed with this problematic condition, and its depiction in the visual arts especially photography.
Robert Greenwood, Heritage Officer, The Royal Society of Medicine Library.