French physician, born August 7, 1855, Thin-le-Moutier, Mézières; died July 7, 1917, Marly-le-Roy.
Biography of Albert Mathieu
Albert Mathieu was the son of a physician. He studied in Paris and became an interne in 1878. He was particularly influenced by Ernest-Charles Lasègue (1816-1883) and Charles Lailler (1822-1893), and in 1883 received his doctorate with a remarkable thesis on purpura haemorrhagica. He first mainly concerned himself with dermatology, but after having been chef de clinique with Germain Sée (1818-1896) in 1883, he turned to the study of digestive diseases, in which field he made important contributions. He worked at the Hôpital St.-Andral 1896, and then worked in the Hôpital St.-Antoine.
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.