Aphasic Patient Leborgne Enters Surgical Ward of Paul Broca

Aphasic Patient Leborgne Enters Surgical Ward of Paul Broca

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An aphasic patient named Leborgne enters Paul Broca's surgical ward at the Bicêtre asylum. Leborgne is called "Tan" because, except for occasional curses, it is the only word he ever utters.

He will die on April 17, giving Broca the opportunity to do the critical autopsy that results in identification of the language centers of the brain.

 

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