- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Louis Frédéric Wickham

Born  1861
Died  1913

Related eponyms

French internist and pathologist, born February 28, 1861, Paris; died October 14, 1913, Mesnil-le-Roi, département Seine-et-Oise.

Biography of Louis Frédéric Wickham

Louis Frédéric Wickham received his education at Paris and obtained his doctorate in 1890. He then turned to the study of dermatology, worked several years at the Hôpital Saint-Louis, and in 1897 became Médecin at the Hôpital Saint Lazare. From 1905 he concerned himself with radium research, and occasioned the establishment of the Laboratoire Biologique du Radium. His work concerns the treatment of angiomas, celoids, carcinomas of the skin, and other dermatoses, and on the effect of radium on visceral carcinoses. In 1888 he was commissioned to report on the methods of teaching dermatology in England. He designed a multibladed knife for scarification treatment of lupus vulgaris.

We thank Søren Nørby, Denmark, for information submitted.


  • Contribution à l’étude des psorospermoses cutanées et de certaines formes de cancer, maladie de la peau dite maladie de Paget. Paris, 1890.
    Referring to Paget's extramammary disease. See under Sir James Paget, British surgeon and physiologist, 1814-1899.
  • Traité de radiumthérapie.
    With Paul Degrais (born 1874). Paris, 1909; 2nd edition, 1912.
  • Le radium. With Paul Degrais (born 1874). Actual méd., Paris, 1912.

What is an eponym?

An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

What is Whonamedit?

Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.


Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.