Malassez louis-charles

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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(¤ 1842, † 1909) French physician and bacteriologist. Louis-Charles Malassez was born on 21.9.1842 in Nièvre. He studied medicine in Paris. In 1870 he served in the Franco-Prussian War. Afterwards he had the opportunity to work with renowned doctors such as Claude Bernard and Jean-Matin Charcot. 1873 doctorate. In 1874 he reported on the connection between dandruff and yeast fungus (see below eczema seborrhoeic). In 1882 he was appointed assistant director ("Directeur adjoint") at the chair of anatomy at the Collège de France, where he worked for 34 years under Louis Ranvier. In 1894 he became a member of the Académie de Médicine as Charcot's successor. Malassez did research in numerous fields, in particular haematology, anatomy and microbiology. The genus Malassezia, which belongs to the yeast fungi, was named after Malassez.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020