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Henri Rouvière

Born  1875
Died  1952

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French anatomist and embryologist, born December 23, 1875, Le Bleymard, département Lozère; died 1952.

Biography of Henri Rouvière

Henri Rouvière, the son of a notary, studied in Montpellier and received his medical doctorate in 1903. In 1910 he became agrégé for Anatomy and embryology at the medical faculty of the University of Paris, where he was professo of anatomy from 1927.

Many of his anatomical works are preserved in the Musée d'Anatomie Delmas-Orfila-Rouvière in Paris.

Besides “his” node, Collège Henri Rouvière in his hometown of Le Bleymard is named in his honor.


  • Études sur les ligaments de pericarde chez l’homme. Montpellier, 1903.
  • Precis d’anatomie et de dissection.
    2 volumes, Paris, 1911-1913. 5th edition in 1930.
  • Anatomie humaine, descriptive et topographiqie.
    2 volumes. Paris, 1924. 2nd edition in 1927.
  • Anatomie du Système Lymphatique Humain. 1938.
    [Anatomy of the Human Lumphatic System.]
    An exhaustive study involving the delineation and classification of human lymph nodes and their associated drainage regions. Rouvière's work was a continuation of the seminal research of the lymphatic system done by anatomist Marie Sappey (1810-1896). Biographical etc:
  • Isidor Fischer (1869-1943), publisher:
    Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte der letzten fünfzig Jahre.
    Berlin – Wien, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1932.
  • H. Cornejo:
    [Profesor Henry Rouvière.]
    Anales de la Facultad de medicina, Lima, 1952, 35 (4): 534-535.
  • G. Menegaux:
    Henri Rouvière; 1875-1952. Mémoires de l'Académie de chirurgie, Paris, January 6-20, 1954, 80 (1-2-3): 117-129.

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