• Notable Brown-Sequard Syndrome Founder Writes Of His Schedule

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    CHARLES EDOUARD BROWN-SEQUARD (1817 – 1894) was a Mauritian [East Africa] physiologist and neurologist who, in 1850, became the first to describe what is now called Brown-Sequard syndrome.  He was born at Port Louis, Mauritius, to an American father and a French mother. He attended the Royal College in Mauritius and graduated in medicine at Paris in 1846. In 1852, he went to the United States and was appointed to the faculty of the Medical College of Virginia, where he conducted experiments in the basement of the Egyptian Building. [Research included]

     

    Diminutive ALS, 4 x 5 ¼, Cambridge, MA, Feb. 27, [18]67, Brown-Sequard writes to O.K. Earle. “This is to let you know that if you still wish to consult me you will find me at the St. Denis Hotel, in New York, on the 12th, 13th and 14th of March, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

     

    “Yours truly

     

    “C.E. Brown-Sequard”

     

    Light toning. One small piece missing in lower left, affecting nothing. Light adhesive remnants on verso corners.

     

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