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David Gruby - bibliography

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Biography

Hungarian physician in France, born August 20, 1810, Kis-Kér, Hungary (now Backo Dobro Polje in Serbia-Montenegro); died November 14, 1898, Paris.

Bibliography

  • Observationes microscopicae, ad morphologiam pathologicam.
    Vienna, 1839.
  • Observationes microscopicae, ad morphologiam pathologicam. Morphologia fluidorum pathologicorum, tomi primi, pars prima.
    2nd edition of above, Vienna, 1840.
  • Mémoire sur une vegétation qui constitue la vraie teigne.
    Comptes rendus hebdomadaire des séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris, 1841. 13: 72-75.
    Independently of Schönlein (Zur Pathogenie der Impetigenes) Gruby discovered the achorion of favus, describing it defintely as the cause of the disease, a point at which Schönlein was in doubt.
  • Recherches anatomiques sun une plante cryptogame qui constitue le vrai muguet des enfants.
    Comptes rendus hebdomadaire des séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris, 1842, 14: 634-636.
    Independently of the Swedish paediatrician Fredrik Theodor Berg (1806-1898), Gruby found candida albicans in thrush. He demonstrated its fungal nature.
  • Sur une espèce de mentagre contagieuse résultant du développement d'un nouveau cryptogame dans la racine des poils de la barbe de l'homme.
    Comptes rendus hebdomadaire des séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris, 1842, 15: 512-515.
    First accurate description of Trichophyton mentagrophytes, the fungus responsible for sycosis barbae. English translation of this and Gruby's other five papers read to l'Académie des Sciences in Zakon & Benedek, David Gruby and the centenary of medical mycology, 1841-1941, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 1944, 16: 155-168.
  • Recherches sur la nature, le siège et le développement du Porrigo decalvans ou phytoalopécie.
    Comptes rendus hebdomadaire des séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris, 1843, 17: 301-303.
    First accurate description of Microsporon audouini, the fungus of Willan's porrigo decalvans, tinea tonsurans, Gruby's disease.
  • Recherches et observations sur une nouvelle espèce d'hématozoaire, Trypanosoma sanguinis.
    Comptes rendus hebdomadaire des séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris, 1843, 17: 1134-1136.
  • Recherches sur les cryptogames qui constituent la maladie contagieuse du cuir chevelu sous le nom de Teigne (Mahon). Herpes tonsurans (Cazenave).
    Comptes rendus hebdomadaire des séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris, 1844, 18: 583-585.
    Gruby discovered a fungus, Trichophyton tonsurans, in ringworm of the scalp. Biographical:
  • B. B. Beeson:
    David Gruby, M.D. (1810-1898).
    Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology, Chicago, 1931, 23: 141-144.
  • Vladislav Kruta (1908-1979):
    Gruby, David. In: Charles Coulston Gillispie, editor in chief: Dictionary of Scientific Biographies. Charles Scribner’s Sons. New York, 1970. Pages 565-566.
  • T. Kovac:
    [On the 185th anniversary of the birth of David Gruby (1810-1898)] [Article in Croatian]
    Medicinski Pregled, Novi Sad, Serbia, 1995, 48 (3-4): 123-128.
  • E. Podolsky:
    David Gruby and the fungus growths.
    The Medical Annals of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, January 1957, 26 (1): 24-26.

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