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Henri Jean Pascal Gastaut

Born  1915
Died  1995

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French neurologist, born 1915, Monaco; died 1995.

Biography of Henri Jean Pascal Gastaut

Henri Jean Pascal Gastaut was educated in neurology and neuroanatomy at the University of Marseille, graduating M.D. in 1945. In 1953 he became head of the neurobiological laboratories. He was appointed professor of anatomical pathology in 1952 and director of the regional centre for epileptic children in 1960. In 1973 a chair of clinical neurophysiology was established for him, a tenure he held until he was emerited in 1984.

His major interests were the study of electroencephalography and brain function and epilepsy. From 1957 to 1968 he was secretary general and from 1969 to 1973 president of the International League against Epilepsy.

We thank Dr. Günter Krämer, Zürich, Switzerland, for information submitted.


  • H. Gastaut, in Collaboration with an International Group of Experts:
    Dictionary of Epilepsy. Part I: Definitions.
    World Health Organization, Geneva 1973.
    German edition: H. Gastaut and J. Kugler: Wörterbuch der Epilepsie. Stuttgart, Hippokrates, 1976.
  • H. Gastaut, R. Broughton:
    Epileptic Seizures. Clinical and Electrographic Features, Diagnosis and Treatment.
    Springfield, Illinois, Charles C. Thomas 1973.
  • C. Dravet and J. Roger:
    Henri Gastaut 1915-1995 (in Memoriam).
    Epilepsia (fourth series) 1996, 37: 410–415.

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