Brocq, Louis

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Brocq, Louis Gender: M
Louis-Anne-Jean Brocq
born on 1 February 1856 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Laroque-Timbaut, France, 44n1702, 0e4546
Timezone LMT m0e4546 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 12°18' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 12°12 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 08°39'

Louis Brocq


French dermatologist who provided early, comprehensive descriptions of numerous skin disorders, including keratosis pilaris, parapsoriasis and a form of dermatitis called "Duhring-Brocq disease" (named with Louis Adolphus Duhring and sometimes referred to as dermatitis herpetiformis). Other eponymous skin diseases named after him are "Brocq's pseudopelade", a condition involving progressive scarring of the scalp, and "Brocq-Pautrier angiolupoid", a specific type of sarcoidosis of the skin named in conjunction with Dr. Lucien-Marie Pautrier (1876–1959). With Pautrier he also described "Brocq-Pautrier syndrome" (glossitis rhombica mediana), characterized by rhomboid and shiny lesions on the midline of base of the tongue. Brocq is also credited for developing a tar solution used for the treatment of psoriasis.

He practised medicine in Paris at the Hospice la Rochefoucauld, the Hôpital Broca, and from 1906 to 1921, the Hôpital Saint-Louis. As a young physician he studied and worked with Jean Alfred Fournier (1832–1915), Jean Baptiste Emile Vidal (1825–1893) and Ernest Henri Besnier (1831–1909). Along with Ernest Besnier and Lucien Jacquet, he published a four volume encyclopedia of dermatology, titled "La pratique dermatologigue" (1900–1904).

He died on 18 December 1928, aged 72, in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

GraZia Bordoni's Science file quotes Lescaut.


  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Dermatologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Medical)