Edouard Jeanselme (1858-1935)

Interne des H˘pitaux de Paris in 1883, Medecin des H˘pitaux de Paris in 1896, Jeanselme was supposed to succeed to Fournier at the Chair of Dermatology.

Ernest Gaucher being preferred, Jeanselme was appointed to a mission on leprosy in the French far-east asian colonies. Specialist in tropical diseases, Jeanselme brought a great contribution to the edification of the Pavillon de Malte devoted in Saint-Louis to the study and treatment of leprosy.

Appointed as Professor of Dermatology in 1918, he manifested a great interest for the prophylaxis of syphilis and the importance of the laboratory research.

Editor of encyclopedia on lepra and syphilis, Jeanselme was President of the French Society for the History of Medicine.


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