Théophile Alajouanine

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Théophile Alajouanine (12 June 1890 – 2 May 1980) was a French neurologist.

Théophile Alajouanine was born in Verneix, Allier. He was a student of Joseph Jules Dejerine and a colleague of Georges Guillain and Charles Foix. He was a prolific writer on many topics but was particularly interested in aphasia.[1]

Great scholar and enthusiastic bibliophile, Alajouanine privileged relationships with famous writers during his neurological career. Dostoievski's biography and works provided him with a penetrating look into the world of epilepsy.[2]

The Laboratoire Théophile-Alajouanine, Centre hospitalier Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal is named after him.[3]

Associated eponyms[edit]

  • Foix–Alajouanine disease: a rare disease of the spinal cord characterized by dysfunction of the spinal cord due to a dural arteriovenous malformation.
  • Marie–Foix–Alajouanine syndrome: ataxia of the cerebellum in advanced age. Frequently due to abuse of alcohol.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Théophile A. J. Alajouanine @ Who Named It
  2. ^ [2] The art of Dostoevsky's falling sickness
  3. ^ [3] Théophile A. J. Alajouanine @ Who Named It
  4. ^ [4] Théophile A. J. Alajouanine @ Who Named It