François Henri Hallopeau

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François Henri Hallopeau (17 January 1842, Paris – March 1919) was a French dermatologist. He studied medicine under Alfred Vulpian and Sigismond Jaccoud. He co-founded and was secretary general of the Société Française de dermatologie et de syphiligraphie. He became a member of the Académie de Médecine in 1893.

He coined the medical term "trichotillomania" in 1889.[1][2] He also coined the word "antibiotique" in 1871 to describe a substance opposed to the development of life. Selman Waksman would later be credited with coining the word "antibiotic" to describe such compounds that were derived from other living organisms such as penicillin.

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  1. ^ Salaam K, Carr J, Grewal H, Sholevar E, Baron D (2005). "Untreated trichotillomania and trichophagia: surgical emergency in a teenage girl". Psychosomatics 46 (4): 362–6. doi:10.1176/appi.psy.46.4.362. PMID 16000680. 
  2. ^ Chamberlain SR, Menzies L, Sahakian BJ, Fineberg NA (April 2007). "Lifting the veil on trichotillomania". Am J Psychiatry 164 (4): 568–74. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.164.4.568. PMID 17403968. 

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  • Tilles G, Wallach D (2001). "François Henri Hallopeau (1842–1919)". Annals de Dermatologie et de Venerlogie (in French) 128 (12): 1379. PMID 11908156.