- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Alfred-Aimé Heurtaux

Born  1832
Died  1909

Related eponyms

French physician, born March 27, 1832; died October 1, 1909. According to one source, he was born on March 17.

Biography of Alfred-Aimé Heurtaux

Alfred-Aimé Heurtaux studied medicine in Paris, became intern in 1855 and received his doctor title in 1860. He was appointed professor of clinical surgery at the École de Médecine de Nantes in 1862 and from 1888 was chief surgeon at the city hospital in Nantes.

Heurtaux was a corresponding member of the Académie de Médecine and Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur. He married Delphine Céleste Marie Varsavaux de Henelee (1835-1905) and they had five children, five daughters and a son.

He wrote articles for the Nouveau Dictionnaire de Médecine et de Chirurgie.

We thank Joseph Constantine, France, and Patrick Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, for information submitted.


  • Alfred Aimé Heurtaux. In: C.-E. Curinier, editor: Dictionnaire national des contemporains. 6 volumes, Paris 1889-1906.

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.