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Nouvelle Iconographie de la Salpêtrière: clinique des maladies du système nerveux. Jean-Martin Charcot
Nouvelle Iconographie de la Salpêtrière: clinique des maladies du système nerveux
22 Sep 2017
Singularities of the Marañón Legacy guarded in the CIB Library

Dr. Gregorio Marañón was the promoter, together with José María Albareda, back then Secretary General of the CSIC, for the creation of the Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas in 1958, of which he was the first director. Years after his death in 1960, his family donated a collection of his personal writings as well as part of his scientific library to the library of the Institute of Experimental Endocrinology, which was named after him. These funds would become part of what is now the Library of the CIB and all together constitute the so-called Marañón Legacy.

In this Legacy, 1340 books of the private collection of Gregorio Marañón are conserved, as well as 1150 of his scientific and humanistic documents. Among them, Olvido Partearroyo, librarian of the CIB, in an article written at the request of the Red de Bibliotecas y Archivos CSIC for his section / web "Unique pieces", has highlighted the collection Nouvelle Iconographie de la Salpêtrière: clinique des maladies du système nerveux. This work, the only one preserved complete in Spain with its 28 volumes, was acquired by Marañon himself during his stay in Paris in 1918, during which he established a relationship with the neurologist Joseph Babinski, disciple of Jean-Martin Charcot, under whose address was published the Salpêtrière.

The article, whose full text can be found in this link (written in spanish), describes Marañon's interest in this collection and its importance within the context of the Marañón Legacy, having been required for national exhibitions on the figure of Dr. Marañón and used as source of inspiration for other artistic and literary projects.

 

Reference: Nouvelle Iconographie de la Salpêtrière: clinique des maladies du système nerveux. Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893), Paul Richer, Albert Londe, Georges Gilles de la Tourette. Paris: Lecrosnier et Babè. 1888-1918