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9:27 AM | January 24, 2013
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Leborgne's brain Monsieur Leborgne, nicknamed Tan Tan, for that was the only syllable he could utter (save for a swear word or two), died in the care of the neurologist Paul Broca in Paris on April 17, 1861. Arguably the most important case in the history of neuropsychology, Leborgne's death coincided with a debate raging in scholarly circles about the location of language function in the brain. When Broca autopsied Leborgne's brain, he observed a malformation on the left frontal lobe - […]

Domanski CW (2013). Mysterious "Monsieur Leborgne": The Mystery of the Famous Patient in the History of Neuropsychology is Explained., Journal of the history of the neurosciences, 22 (1) 47-52. PMID:

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