Paul Broca

Physician

1824 – 1880

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Who was Paul Broca?

Pierre Paul Broca was a French physician, surgeon, anatomist, and anthropologist. He was born in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, Gironde. He is best known for his research on Broca's area, a region of the frontal lobe that has been named after him. Broca’s Area is involved with articulated language. His work revealed that the brains of patients suffering from aphasia contained lesions in a particular part of the cortex, in the left frontal region. This was the first anatomical proof of the localization of brain function. Broca's work also contributed to the development of physical anthropology, advancing the science of anthropometry.

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Born
Jun 28, 1824
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande
Also known as
  • Dr. Paul Broca
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Education
  • University of Paris
Died
Jul 9, 1880
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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