Meige, Henry

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Meige, Henry Gender: M
Henri Meige
born on 11 February 1866 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Moulins, France, 46n34, 3e20
Timezone LMT m3e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
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French neurologist who characterized Meige's syndrome in 1910. He is best known for his work with extrapyramidal lesions.

He studied medicine in Paris under Jean Charcot (1825–1893), earning his doctorate in 1893. Afterwards he worked at the Salpêtrière and the École des Beaux-Arts, where in the 1920s he was appointed professor.

With Édouard Brissaud (1852–1909) he researched skeletal changes in acromegaly, concluding that gigantism in adolescents is fundamentally the same disease as acromegaly in adults. During World War I he conducted studies of neuropathy with Pierre Marie (1853–1940).

In 1902, with Eugene Feindel, he published an important work on motor disturbances, blepharospasms and tics. In contrast to Charcot, Meige asserted that disturbances of the extrapyramidal system were manifestations of pathological changes outside the pyramidal system.

He died on 29 September 1940, aged 74, in La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Neurologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Meige's syndrome")