Saturday, December 4, 2010

Henri Parinaud

Henri Parinuad
Henri Parinaud (1844 - 1905) French physician, known as the father of French ophthalmology. His main field of interest was in neuro-ophthalmology. He is associated with two medical eponyms, Parinaud' syndrome (the dorsal midbrain syndrome) and Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome (unilateral conjuctivitis & lymphadenitis with fever as a manifestation of Cat Scratch Disease). Parinaud was born in modest circumstances and had to support himself from an young age. He was a much admired doctor who worked tirelessly, and his clinic attracted students from all over the world. He was an endearing individual who never sought wealth or fame, his main hobby being music on which he also published several works.


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