26 April 1856|
|Died||1938 (aged 81–82)
Paris, France
|Education||Collège de France|
|Known for||Darier's disease, Darier's sign|
|Specialism||Physician, pathologist, dermatologist|
Darier discovered several diseases, most notably Darier's disease, a peculiar figurate erythema, which he identified in 1889 as psorodermose folliculaire végétante. The other diseases were a follicular keratosis (Darier-White syndrome), acanthosis nigricans, dermatofibrosarcoma (Darier-Ferrand disease), erythema annularis, subcutaneous sarcoidosis (Darier-Roussy sarcoid), and a sign, Darier's sign observed in mastocytosis.
From 1909 to 1922, Darier was head of the clinical department at the Hôpital Saint-Louis. He was one of the "big five" of the Paris School of Dermatology, along with Ernest Henri Besnier (1831–1909), Louis-Anne-Jean Brocq (1856–1928), Raymond Sabouraud (1864–1938) and Jean Alfred Fournier (1832–1915).
Darier wrote the dermatology textbook Précis de dermatologie, which was published in 1909 and translated into Spanish, German and English. He was also the editor of the dermatological encyclopedia Nouvelle Pratique Dermatologique, which was published in eight volumes, beginning in 1936.
List of works
- De l’artérite syphilitique (1904)
- Précis de dermatologie (1909)
- Nouvelle Pratique Dermatologique (1936)
- "Ferdinand-Jean Darier". Who Named It?.
- Bhawan, J. (2006). "The Evolution of Dermatopathology – The American Experience". American Journal of Dermatopathology 28 (1): 67–71. doi:10.1097/01.dad.0000185145.45681.2a. ISSN 1533-0311. PMID 16456331. Retrieved September 25, 2009.
- "Ferdinand-Jean Darier (1856-1938)". The History of European Dermatology. Retrieved September 25, 2009.