French neurologist, born February 6, 1860, Peyre, commune Compregnac, département Aveyron; died 1944, Servou, Seine-et-Marne.
Biography of Alexandre-Achille Souques
Alexandre Achille Souques studied in Paris where he became interne in 1886 and received his doctorate in 1891. He subsequently worked as médecin des hôpitaux (Hospice de la Salpêtrière), and later became médecin honoraire. A student of Charcot, he confirmed Schiller’s observation that deep sensibility of the face is conveyed centrally by the facial nerve. One of the leading French neurologists, Souques was a member of the Académie de Médecine from 1918, and one of the founding members of the Societé de Neurologie de Paris with Babinski and others.
He was regarded by the pioneer French neuro-surgeon Clovis Vincent (1879-1947) as the finest teacher and clinician – praise indeed in that school at that time.
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