Jules Christian (1840–1907)


    DR. JULES CHRISTIAN, an eminent French alienist, was born at Bischwiller in Alsace on March 16, 1840. He studied medicine at Strassburg, and for three years before graduating became a resident in the Stephansfeld Asylum (Bas-Rhin), which provided him with a rich field of psychiatric study. In 1863 he obtained the Esquirol Prize offered by the Societe Medico-psychologique with an essay on the dura mater in the insane, and in the following year qualified with a thesis on hsemorrhagic pachymeningitis. During the Franco-Prussian War he took an active part in looking after the wounded, and after the peace of Frankfort in 1871 left his practice in Alsace and joined the staff of the Montevergnes Asylum in the Vaucluse Department, where he remained for nearly four years and made numerous contributions to the Annales medico-psychologiquesand Archives generales de medecine,of which the most important were those on injuries in the insane, insanity following acute disease, and sensory changes in melancholia.

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    Jules Christian (1840–1907). Nature 145, 415 (1940). https://doi.org/10.1038/145415b0

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