Édouard Brissaud

Physician, Deceased Person

1852 – 1909


Who was Édouard Brissaud?

Édouard Brissaud 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 diseasetuberous 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". Described in 1895.

Brissaud's diseaseTourette syndrome. He gave a detailed description in 1896.

Brissaud's infantilisminfantile myxedema. Described in 1907.

Brissaud's reflex – a contraction of the tensor fasciae latae on tickling the sole of the foot.

Brissaud-Sicard syndrome – is "hemiparesis and contralateral hemifacial spasm resulting from a pontine lesion". Described in 1908. Named in conjunction with neurologist Jean-Athanase Sicard.

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Apr 15, 1852
Also known as
  • Dr. Édouard Brissaud
  • France
Dec 20, 1909

on July 23, 2013


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