Henri Legrand du Saulle

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Henri Legrand du Saulle (16 April 1830 – 6 May 1886) was a French psychiatrist born in Dijon.

As a young man he was an assistant to Bénédict Morel (1809-1873) at Saint-Yon, and also served under Louis-Florentin Calmeil (1798-1895) at the Charenton Asylum. In 1856 became a doctor to the medical faculty in Paris. Later, he was appointed physician to the Bicêtre Hospital (replacing Prosper Lucas 1805-1885), and in 1879 succeeded Louis Delasiauve (1804-1893) as chief physician in the department for epileptics at Salpêtrière Hospital.[1] During his career he was also associated with the Dépôt de la Préfecture de police, serving from 1863 as médecin-adjoint to Charles Lasègue (1816-1883).[2]

He is known for his studies on personality disorders, particularly pioneer work involving phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorders. He also performed extensive work in forensic psychiatry, being interested with the medical-judicial aspects of psychopathology.[3]

Selected writings[edit]

  • La folie devant les tribunaux (1864).
  • Prisbelönt av Institutet, Pronostic et traitement d’épilepsie (1869).
  • Le délire des persécutions (1871).
  • La folie héréditaire (1873).
  • Traité de médecine legale, de jurisprudence médicale et de toxicologie (1874).
  • La folie du doute avec délire du toucher (1875).
  • Étude médico-légale sur les épileptiques (1877).
  • Étude clinique sur la peur des espaces (1878).
  • Étude médico-légale sur l’interdiction des aliénés (1880).
  • Les hystériques (1882).

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] The Medical Times and Gazette, Volume 1 for 1879
  2. ^ Edfrenesie Legrand du Saulle, Henri - La Folie du doute (avec délire du toucher).
  3. ^ Hysterical Psychosis: A Historical Survey by Katrien Libbrecht