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Pierre Mollaret (1898–1987) and his legacy to science
  1. Levent Sarikcioglu,
  2. Muzaffer Sindel
  1. Department of Anatomy, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey
  1. Dr Levent Sarikcioglu, Department of Anatomy, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, 07070 Antalya, Turkey; sarikcioglu{at}

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Pierre Mollaret was a French physician who made various significant contributions to neurology and infectious diseases. He was born in Auxerre, France in 1898. In 1916, he began to study medicine and science but his education was interrupted by World War I. During 1917 and 1918, he served as an assistant physician and was decorated with the Croix de Guerre when the war ended. He resumed his medical studies in 1920 and received his degree in science in 1926. During his education, one of his teachers was Professor Georges Charles Guillian (1876–1961; Guillian of the Guillian–Barré syndrome), with whom Mollaret worked …

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