George Otto Emil Lignac (30 August 1891 – 5 September 1954) was a Dutch pathologist-anatomist.
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") in Batavia.
The Abderhalden–Kaufmann–Lignac syndrome is named for Emil Abderhalden, Eduard Kaufmann and George Lignac. Renal Fanconi syndrome has sometimes been called Lignac–Fanconi syndrome, as Lignac contributed to the study of it.
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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