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François Alexis Albert Gombault

Born 1844
Died 1904

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French neurologist, born October 2, 1844, Orléans; died September 1904.

Biography of François Alexis Albert Gombault

François Alexis Albert Gombault studied in Paris, where he became externe in 1866, interne 1870, and wrote his excellent thesis on sclerosis - Charcot's disease, in 1877. He was a pupil and collaborator of Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893), conservator at the Musée Dupuytren, and médecin des Hôpitaux, from 1887 at the Hospice d'Ivry. He was a long time chef de travaux in the pathological-anatomical laboratory at the chair of André Victor Cornil (1837-1908), also lecturing on anatomy. He propagated microscopic anatomy and published an anatomic study on cirrhosis of the liver, and of aphasia.

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