George Otto Emil Lignac (1891–1954) was a Dutch pathologist-anatomist.
The disease Lignac-Fanconi syndrome is named for him. (later: Abderhalden etc. disease)
Lignac was born in Passoeroean, Java, Dutch East Indies where his father worked as a civil servant. He studied medicine at Leiden and then returned to the Dutch East Indies and was a teacher at the STOVIA(School tot Opleiding van Indische Artsen or "school for the training of Indian physicians") Batavia.
Lignac died in a plane crash in the river Shannon (Ireland) in 1954.
- B.G. Firkin & J.A.Whitworth (1987). Dictionary of Medical Eponyms. Parthenon Publishing. ISBN 1-85070-333-7
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