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Victor Charles Hanot

Born  1844
Died  1896

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French physician, born 1844; died October 28, 1896.

Biography of Victor Charles Hanot

Victor Charles Hanot received his doctorate in 1875, was physcian at the Hôpital Saint-Antoine, professor agrégé of general medicine, and was editor-in-chief of the Archives generals de médecine.

Hanot is remembered for describing cirrhotic jaundice (1875) and biliary cirrhosis - Hanot’s disease, and in 1882 Hanot-Chauffard syndrome, which is now commonly called Troisier-Hanot-Chauffard syndrome. Whilst with Jean-Martin Charcot he published his first paper on rupture of the aorta and although he published in many areas of medicine, devoted most of his research to the study of liver disease and wrote on all aspects of clinical and pathological terms, ranging from haemochromatosis to hepatic malignancies. He greatly influenced Nicolas Augustin Gilbert (1858-1927).

Hanot committed suicide on October 28, 1896.

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