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François Alexis Albert Gombault

Born  1844
Died  1904

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French neurologist, born October 2, 1844, Orléans; died September 1904.

Biography of François Alexis Albert Gombault

François Alexis Albert Gombault studied in Paris, where he became externe in 1866, interne 1870, and wrote his excellent thesis on sclerosis - Charcot's disease, in 1877. He was a pupil and collaborator of Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893), conservator at the Musée Dupuytren, and médecin des Hôpitaux, from 1887 at the Hospice d'Ivry. He was a long time chef de travaux in the pathological-anatomical laboratory at the chair of André Victor Cornil (1837-1908), also lecturing on anatomy. He propagated microscopic anatomy and published an anatomic study on cirrhosis of the liver, and of aphasia.


  • Note sur les oblitérations du foie consecutive à la ligature du canal cholédoque.
    Written with Jean Martin Charcot.
    Archives de physiologie normale et pathologique, Paris, 1876, 8: 272-299.
  • Etude sur la sclérose latérale amyotrophique. Thesis, 1877.
  • Contribution à l'étude anatomique de la névrite parenchymateuse subaiguë ou chronique. Névrite segmentaire péri-axile.
    Archives de neurologie, Paris, 1880-1881; 1: 11. List of works in:
  • Progrés médical, Paris, 1905, 3. s. volume 20, page 222.

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