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André Strohl

Born  1887
Died  1977

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French physician, born March 20, 1887, Poitiers; died March 10, 1977.

Biography of André Strohl

André Strohl qualified for the university at the age of 17 and commenced the study of medicine at the Sorbonne. After a few years he abandoned medicine to study mathematics, physics, and chemistry. He returned to medicine, however, and in 1913, aged 26, presented his doctoral thesis. In 19124 he obtained his second doctorate, in physics.

Serving as a radiologist during World War I, Strohl used different projection techniques to localize bullets and shell splinters. This was a major help for the operating surgeons, and in was in this context he met Guillain and Barré. Strohl conducted electrophysiological measurements of their two soldiers who were their patients.

In 1924 Strohl was appointed professor of physiological medicine in Alger. Two years later he received the same title from the University of Paris. Strohl retired from this position in 1957.


  • Contributions à l’étude physiologique des réflexes chez l’homme. Doctoral thesis, 1913.
  • D. Green:
    Infectious polyneuritis and professor André Strohl – a historical note.
    New England Journal of Medicine, Boston, 1962, 267: 821-822.
  • H. Desgres:
    André Strohl (1887-1977).
    Bulletin de l’Académie nationale de médecine, Paris, 1977, 161: 563-571.
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