Paul Broca

Paul Broca (pōl brôkä´), 1824–80, French pathologist, anthropologist, and pioneer in neurosurgery. A professor in Paris at the Faculty of Medicine and at the Anthropological Institute, he was a founder of the Anthropological Society of Paris (1859) and of the Revue d'anthropologie (1872). An authority on aphasia, he localized the brain center for articulate speech in the convolution of Broca, or Broca's area (the third convolution of the left frontal lobe). He originated methods of classifying hair and skin color and of establishing brain and skull ratios.

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Paul Broca: Selected full-text books and articles

Minds behind the Brain: A History of the Pioneers and Their Discoveries
Stanley Finger.
Oxford University Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 10 "Paul Broca Cortical Localization and Cerebral Dominance"
Motor and Sensory Processes of Language
Eric Keller; Myrna Gopnik.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1987
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Production Deficits in Broca's and Conduction Aphasia: Repetition versus Reading"
Embodied Selves: An Anthology of Psychological Texts, 1830-1890
Jenny Taylor; Sally Shuttleworth.
Clarendon Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: "On Hybridity" by Paul Broca begins on p. 360
Conduction Aphasia
Susan E. Kohn.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "Early Concepts of Conduction Aphasia"
The Oxford Companion to the Mind
Richard L. Gregory; O. L. Zangwill.
Oxford University Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: "Broca, Paul Pierre (1824-80)" begins on p. 119
The Mismeasure of Man
Stephen Jay Gould.
W. W. Norton, 1996 (Revised edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Three "Measuring Heads: Paul Broca and the Heyday of Craniology"
"Race" Is a Four-Letter Word: The Genesis of the Concept
C. Loring Brace.
Oxford University Press, 2005
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 11 "The French Connection: Paul Broca and the Professionalism of Biological Anthropology"
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