|born on||4 April 1849 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )|
|Place||Châteaubriant, France, 47n43, 1w23|
|Timezone||LMT m1w23 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||15°04' 13°29 Asc. 04°56'|
French physician, specialising in dermatology and pathology.
Balzer gave an early description of pseudoxanthoma elasticum in 1884. He used the term "xanthome elastique" but subsequently it was found not to be a form of xanthomatosis. Balzer is also responsible for coining the term "adénomes sébacés" (adenoma sebaceum) to describe the papular facial rash of tuberous sclerosis. Again, this term proved to be incorrect since the papules were neither adenoma nor derived from sebaceous glands.
Between 1880 and 1887, Balzer was a director of the histology laboratory in the Faculty of the hospital Saint Louis. He became a member of the Académie de Médecine in 1908. He was also president of la Société Française de Dermatologie.
He died on 15 March 1929, aged 79.
GraZia Bordoni's Science file quotes Gauquelin.
- Vocation : Medical : Physician