The neurology of Jean Cruveilhier

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Today Jean Cruveilhier (1791 - 1874) is best remembered as an early professor of pathology, as the author of the two volume atlas L'Anatomie pathologique du Corps Humain, and for his theoretical views on the role of phlebitis and inflammation in general disease processes. Works dealing with the history of pathology emphasize his views on inflammation and mention several conditions of which he gave the first or an early description: peptic ulcer, multiple sclerosis, and progressive muscular atrophy. To those interested in the nervous system, Cruveilhier's Anatomie pathologique is a storehouse of fascinating cases equalled only by Morgagni's De Sedibus. The magnificent illustrations make the work unique in all the literature of pathology for clarity and accuracy of presentation as well as aesthetic appeal. His theories of disease processes epitomized by 'phlebitis dominates all pathology' have not survived the development of medicine in the century since his death, but his descriptions of certain neurological conditions both clinically and pathologically are as accurate and interesting as any case report today. His illustrations surpass many subsequent ones in detail and beauty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-355
Number of pages13
JournalMedical History
Volume17
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1973
Externally publishedYes

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Beauty
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Peptic Ulcer
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Multiple Sclerosis
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The neurology of Jean Cruveilhier. / Flamm, Eugene S.

In: Medical History, Vol. 17, No. 4, 1973, p. 343-355.

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Flamm, ES 1973, 'The neurology of Jean Cruveilhier', Medical History, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 343-355.
Flamm, Eugene S. / The neurology of Jean Cruveilhier. In: Medical History. 1973 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 343-355.
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