Luys, Jules Bernard
|born on||17 August 1828 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )|
|Place||Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20|
|Timezone||LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||24°38' 12°58 Asc. 26°35'|
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.
Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.
- Vocation : Medical : Physician (Neurologist)
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Subthalamic nucleus")