Édouard Brissaud, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Édouard Brissaud

French physician

Date of Birth: 15-Apr-1852

Place of Birth: Besançon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

Date of Death: 20-Dec-1909

Profession: physician, neurologist, university teacher, pathologist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Édouard Brissaud

  • Édouard Brissaud (15 April 1852, Besançon – 20 December 1909) was a French physician and pathologist.
  • He was taught by Jean Martin Charcot at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital.
  • He had interests in a number of medical disciplines including motion disturbances, anatomy, neurology and psychiatry.
  • He died of a brain tumour, aged 57. He has been awarded a large number of eponyms many of which are now rarely used and some were not the dominant eponym in use. Bourneville-Brissaud disease – tuberous sclerosis.
  • He studied one of the earliest diagnosed cases with Désiré-Magloire Bourneville in 1881. Brissaud's scoliosis – a form of scoliosis giving "a list of the lumbar part of the spine away from the affected side in sciatica" (Dorland's Medical Dictionary).
  • Described in 1895. Brissaud's disease – Tourette syndrome.
  • He gave a detailed description in 1896. Brissaud's infantilism – infantile myxedema (hypothyroidism).
  • Described in 1907. Brissaud's reflex – a contraction of the tensor fasciae latae (a thigh muscle) on tickling the sole of the foot. Brissaud-Sicard syndrome – is "hemiparesis and contralateral hemifacial spasm resulting from a pontine lesion" (Stedman's Medical Dictionary).
  • Described in 1908.
  • Named in conjunction with neurologist Jean-Athanase Sicard.

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