Physician, Deceased Person
1860 – 1944
Who was Émile Achard?
In Paris, he served as médecin des hôpitaux, later becoming a professor of general pathology and therapeutics. In 1910, he was appointed professor of internal medicine at the University of Paris. During his career, he also served as a physician at Hôpital Cochin.
A postmenopausal condition known as "diabetic-bearded woman syndrome" is sometimes referred to as "Achard-Thiers syndrome", and the eponymous "Achard syndrome" is a disorder characterized by arachnodactyly, brachycephaly, a receding lower jaw and joint laxity in the extremities.
In 1897, along with internist Joseph Castaigne, he developed a urinary test using methylene blue dye for examining the excretory function of the kidneys. The procedure was to become known as the "Achard-Castaigne test". With Castaigne and Georges Maurice Debove, he published Manuel des maladies du tube digestif.
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