In his doctorial thesis published in 1862 Local Asphyxia and Symmetrical Gangrene of the Extremities, Raynaud described which was later named Raynaud’s disease. Raynaud’s disease is a disorder of peripheral blood vessels in which blood flow in the fingers and toes stops when they are exposed to cold.
|Auguste Gabriel Maurice Raynaud|
He did not have a particularly notable professional career thereafter, although he was regarded as a fine clinical and was elected to the French Academy of Medicine.
Maurice Raynaud (1834-1881)