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Rosenbaum History of Neurology Lecture: Dr. Manon Auffret, “The Nineteenth Century Media Coverage of the Case of Phineas Gage: Myths and Facts” Online

The famous case of Phineas Gage is part of neurological folklore. In this presentation, we'll look at what's myth and what's fact, based on Malcom MacMillan's published work and an innovative analysis of press articles contemporary with Phineas Gage's accident and its aftermath.

About the speaker: Dr. Manon Auffret is a French pharmacist (PharmD, Université de Rennes 1, 2012) and neuroscientist (PhD, Université de Rennes 1, 2017) working in Rennes, France. As a clinical researcher, she works on various projects in conjunction with her (inter)national collaborators. Dr Auffret is particularly interested in the multidisciplinary management of patients with Parkinson's disease, the therapeutic potential of apomorphine, and the history of neuroscience and pharmacy. Dr. Auffret has been elected President of the International Society for the History of Neurosciences (ISHN) for 2022-2023. She also served on the History and Archives Committee of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

Sponsored by the Department of Neurology and the Library

Thursday, October 19, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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