- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Jules Germain Cloquet - bibliography

Related eponyms


French surgeon, born December 18, 1790, Paris; died February 23, 1883.


  • De la squeléttopée, ou de la préparation des os, etc. Paris, 1815.
  • Recherches anatomiques sur les hernies de l’abdomen.
    Doctoral thesis, Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1817.
    Cloquets's medical thesis, it was followed by his thesis in competition for head of the anatomy section of the Paris Faculty: Recherches sur les causes et l'anatomie des hernies abdominales. Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1819. The litographic plates in the work of 1819 were drawn by Cloquet himself, and are among the earliest litographed medical illustrations.
  • Mémoire sur la membrane pupillaire, et sur la formation du petit cercle artérial de l’iris. Paris, 1818.
  • Anatomie des vers intestinaux: Ascaride lombricoïde et echinorhynque géant.
    Prize-winning (Académie des sciences) treatise, 1818.
  • Recherches sur les causes et l’anatomie des hernies abdominale.
    Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1819.
  • De la squeléttopée et rechercehs sur les causes et l'anatomie des hernies abdominales.
    Paris 1819. 2nd edition augmentée par Étienne-Rénaud-Augustin Serres (1787-1868), Bruxelles, 1824, 1836.
    These works were written in competition for the anatomy chair at Paris. The first gives directions for the preparation of a human skeleton from cadaver to mounted specimen, while the second covers the causes and anatomy of the abdominal hernia and contains a series of lithographs drawn by the author. The work is based on Cloquets's experience with more than 500 hernia cases.
  • De l’influence des efforts sur les organes renfermés dans la cavité thoracique.
    Nouveau Journal de médecine. T. 6. Concours-thesis for Chirurgien en chef adjoint, Hôpital Saint-Louis, 1819.
  • Anatomie de l’homme, ou description et figures lithographiées de toutes les parties de corps humain.
    5 volumes. A l'Imprimerie Lithographique de M. Engelmann et Compagnie - Chez Monsieur Le Comte De Lasteyrie - De l'Imprimerie de A. Belin, Paris, 1821-1831.
    The first anatomical atlas illustrated by lithography, containing 300 plates in folio format. This was probably the most elaborate of the litographic incunabula produced by Lasteyrie, one of the pioneer lithographers in France.
    The size of volumes and the exorbitant sale price convinced Cloquet to undertake in 1825 a more handy quarto edition, less luxurious and more accessible to his fellow-members and to the students in general. This was entitled:
    Manuel d’anatomie descriptive du corps humain.
    1825-1835. English translation by John D. Godman (1794-1830), Boston, 1827.
  • Mémoire sur les calculs urinaires. 1822.
  • An in curanda oculi suffusione (vulgo cataracte) lentis crystallinae extractio hujus depressione praestantior? Concours-thesis for agrégé.
  • Pathologie chirurgicale. Plan et méthode qu’il convient de suivre dans l’enseignement de cette science. Concours-thesis for the chair of surgical pathology, 1831. English translation by J. W. Garlick and W. Copperthwaite, London, 1833.
  • Mémoire sur les concrétions intestinales (entérolithes, égagropiles etc). 1855.
  • Mémoire sur une méthode particulière d’appliquer la cautérisation aux divisions anormales des certains organes. 1855.

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.