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Pierre Paul Broca - Research Article from Science and Its Times

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1824-1880

French physician and neurologist who is regarded as the founder of physical anthropology. While serving as a surgeon in Paris, he was primarily responsible for the establishment of the Institute of Anthropology. An autopsy on a patient who had been unable to speak for many years led Broca to suggest that a specific area of the brain was the "motor center" for speech. This area was later designated as Broca's convolution, or Broca's center, and the speech disorder was called "aphasia."

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