Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Maurice Raynaud (1834-1881)

Maurice Raynaud was a physician with a particular interest in the history of medicine, and went on to get a further doctorate in letters for his historical research.

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
In 1863, Raynaud published a book entitles Doctors of the Time of Moliere. A Doctors of the Time of Moliere was well-respected text.

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)
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