Félix Balzer

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Félix Balzer
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Born (1849-04-04)April 4, 1849
Died March 15, 1929(1929-03-15) (aged 79)
Nationality French
Occupation Physician

Félix Balzer (4 April 1849 – 15 March 1929) was a French physician, specialising in dermatology and pathology.[1]

Balzer gave an early description of pseudoxanthoma elasticum in 1884.[2] He used the term "xanthome elastique" but subsequently it was found not to be a form of xanthomatosis.[3] Balzer is also responsible for coining the term "adénomes sébacés" (adenoma sebaceum) to describe the papular facial rash of tuberous sclerosis.[4] Again, this term proved to be incorrect since the papules were neither adenoma nor derived from sebaceous glands.[5]

Between 1880 and 1887, Balzer was a director of the histology laboratory in the Faculty of the hospital Saint Louis. He became a member of the Académie de Médecine in 1908. He was also president of la Société Française de Dermatologie.[6]

Papers[edit]

  • Balzer F (1884). "Recherches sur les charactères anatomiques du xanthélasma". Archives de Physiologie Normale et Pathologique. Paris. 4 (3): 65–80. 
  • Balzer F, Dubreuilh W (1884). "Observations et recherches sur l'érythrasma et sur les parasites de la peau à l'état normal". Ann. Derm. Syph. Paris. 5: 598–606, 661–666. 
  • Balzer F, Ménétrier P (1885). "Étude sur un cas d’adénomes sébacés de la face et du cuir". Archives de Physiologie Normale et Pathologique. Paris. 6 (3): 564–76. 
  • Balzer F, Grandhomme (1886). "Nouveau cas d’adénomes sébacés de la facea". Archives de Physiologie Normale et Pathologique. Paris. 8: 93–96. 
  • Balzer F (1906). Maladies vénériennes. Nouveau traité de médecine et de thérapeutique. Paris: J.-B. Baillière et Fils. pp. 469–501. 

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Enersen, Ole Daniel. "Grönblad-Strandberg syndrome". Who Named It?. Retrieved 2007-07-12. 
  2. ^ Enersen, Ole Daniel. "Bourneville-Pringle disease". Who Named It?. Retrieved 2007-07-12. 
  3. ^ Daley, Sharon Fletcher. "PXE for Pediatricians". PXE International, Inc. Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-07-12. 
  4. ^ Cincotta, Sheila. "History of Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum". MemberGram Vol. 2 No. 1 Spring 1997. PXE International, Inc. Archived from the original on 2007-01-22. Retrieved 2007-07-12. 
  5. ^ ""William Dubreuilh et les Dermatologistes Français", Jean Civatte". Exposition et Symposium William Dubreuilh (PDF) (in French). Société Française d'Histoire de la Dermatologie. 2002-10-18. p. 20. Retrieved 2007-07-12. 
  6. ^ "Biography: Félix Balzer". Histoire de la Médecine et de l'Art Dentaire. Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de Médecine et d'Odontologie (BIUM). Retrieved 2007-07-12.