Henri-Alexandre Danlos

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Henri-Alexandre Danlos (26 March 1844 – 12 September 1912) was a French physician and dermatologist born in Paris. With Danish dermatologist Edvard Ehlers (1863-1937), the Ehlers–Danlos syndrome is named, which is a group of inherited connective tissue disorders.

He studied medicine in Paris, and during the early part of his career performed research in the laboratory of Charles-Adolphe Wurtz (1817-1884). In 1881 he became médecin des hôpitaux, and four years later was chef de service at the Hôpital Tenon in Paris. In 1895 he received an appointment at the Hôpital Saint-Louis.

Danlos was pioneer in the use of radium for treatment of lupus erythematosus of the skin, and in 1901 with physicist Eugène Bloch (1878-1944), he was the first to apply radium on tuberculous skin lesions.[1]


  1. ^ [1] Nuclear Medicine Radioactivity for Diagnosis and Therapy by Richard Zimmermann

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