Charles-Jules-Ernest Cadet de Gassicourt
French physician, born October 31, 1826, Paris; died June 1900.
Biography of Charles-Jules-Ernest Cadet de Gassicourt
Cadet de Gassicourt was the son of the famous pharmacologist Charles-Louis-Felix Cadet (1789-1861). He received his medical education in Paris and was conferred doctor of medicine at that university in 1857. He was appointed Médecin des Hôpitaux in 1863, working mainly in the Hôpital Trousseau for children’s diseases until 1896. From 1890 he was member of the Académie de médecine.
Cadet de Gassicourt devoted his efforts to the study of paediatrics and made valuable contributions on chorea, diphtheria and bronchopneumonia. With et L. A. de Saint-Germain he founded the Revue mensuelle des maladies de l’enfance (Paris).
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