Luys, Jules Bernard

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Luys, Jules Bernard Gender: M
born on 17 August 1828 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 24°38' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 12°58 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 26°35'

Jules Bernard Luys (circa 1870)


French neurologist who made important contributions to the fields of neuroanatomy and neuropsychiatry. In 1865 he published a treatise entitled Studies on the Structure, Functions and Diseases of the Cerebro-spinal System, which was accompanied by a hand-drawn three-dimensional atlas of the brain. It was within this book that Luys provided the first description of the structure that is today called the subthalamic nucleus.

In 1873, Luys published the first photographic atlas on the brain and nervous system, Iconographie Photographique des Centres Nerveux. The atlas contained seventy albumen prints of frontal, saggital, and horizontal sections of the brain. Some of them were enlarged with a microscope, but the majority represented gross neuroanatomy.

He died on 21 August 1897, aged 69.

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 ("Subthalamic nucleus")