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Théophile A. J. Alajouanine

Born  1890-06-12
Died  1980

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French neurologist, born June 12, 1890, Verneix, département Allier; died 1980.

Biography of Théophile A. J. Alajouanine

Théophile A. J. Alajouanine was a pupil of Joseph Jules Dejerine (1849-1917) and worked with Georges Charles Guillain (1876-1961) and Charles Foix (1882-1927). He wrote prolifically on many topics but was especially interested in aphasia. The Laboratoire Théophile-Alajouanine, Centre hospitalier Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, Canada, is named for him.

We thank René Dreuille for information submitted.


  • La diplegie faciale cérébraIe (forme corticale de la paralysie pseudo-bulbaire).
    With R. Thurel.
    Revue neurologique, Paris, 1932, 38: 516-517.
  • Le Syndrome operculaire unilatéral avec atteinte controlatérale du territoire des V, VII, IX, XI, XIIe nerfs craniens.
    Th. Alajouanine, G. Boudin, B. Pertuiset and B Pépin.
    Revue neurologique, Paris, 1959, 101: 168-171. Biographical:
  • Barry G. Firkin and Judith A. Whitworth:
    Dictionary of Medical Eponyms.
    The Parthenon Publishing Group. 1989. New edition in 2002.

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