Bechterev's disease

After the Russian neurologist and psychiatrist Vladimir Mikhailovich Bechterev (Sorali, Vyatka 1857 Leningrad 1927).

Bechterev studied with Charcot in Paris and with Wundt in Berlin and was a professor in Petersburg from 1893 to 1907. He was a supporter of Pavlov's theory of conditional reflexes.

But it was he, and not Pavlov, who laid the foundations of reflexology, which assumes that all psychological processes are reflexes, and therefore essentially only physiological.

In 1892 he described ankylosing spondylitis, a rheumatic disease of the spine associated with curvature and stiffness, a disease named after him.

> (see also Pavlov)