French internist and neurologist, Born March 19, 1849, Montpellier; died middle of July 1918, Montpellier.
Biography of Joseph Grasset
In 1871 Joseph Grasset became intern in Montpellier, where he received his doctorate in 1873, becoming agrégé in 1875, and in 1881 professor of therapy. He assumed the chair of clinical medicine in 1886, retaining it until he changed it for that of general pathology in 1909. He retired in 1915. Grasset became Associé national d'Académie de médecine.
His work comprises every field of internal medicine. His particular rinterest, however, was in diseases of the nervous system, particularly the brain and spinal marrow, problems of hypnotism, spiritism, and occultism, as well as psychisme inférieur.
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.