Broca, Pierre Paul


1824–1880 French surgeon, neurologist, anatomist and anthropologist who laid the foundations of the modern doctrine of cerebral localization.

Keywords: cerebral localization; aphasia

Further Reading

Broca P (1844–1866) La splanchologie. In Broca P, Bonamy C and Beau E (eds) Atlas d'anatomie descriptive du corps humain. Paris: Fortrin Masson.

Broca P (1866–1869) Traite de tumeurs. Paris: Asselin.

Schiller F (1993) Paul Broca: Founder of French Anthropology, Explorer of the Brain. New York: Oxford University Press.

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Jacyna, S(May 2001) Broca, Pierre Paul. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002373]