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Édouard Brissaud - bibliography

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French physician and pathologist, born April 15, 1852, Besancon; died December 20, 1909.


  • Recherches anatomo-pathologiques et physiologiques sur la contracture permanente des hémiplégies. Thèse de Paris, 1880.
  • Paralysies toxiques. Paris, 1886.
  • Histoire des expressions populaires relatives à l’anatomie . . . la médecine.
    Paris, Chamerot, 1888. On folklore in medicine.
  • Histoire des expressions populaires relatives à la physiologie et à la médecine. Paris, 1888; 2nd edition, 1892.
  • Anatomie de cerveau de l’homme; morphologie des hémisphères cérébraux, ou cerveau proprement dit. Paris, Masson, 1893.
  • L’hygiène des astmathiques. Paris, 1896.
  • Leçons sur les maladies nerveuses. (Hôpital St.-Antoine, 1895-1896). Paris, 1899.

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