Crouzon, Octave

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Crouzon, Octave Gender: M
Louis Edouard Octave Crouzon
born on 29 September 1874 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
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_libcol.18.gif 05°52' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 21°52 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 24°45'


French neurologist who specialized in hereditary neurological diseases, especially spinocerebellar ataxia. He did extensive work associated with cervical and lumbar spine deformities, and conducted studies of chronic rheumatic and arthritic disorders. Crouzon was the first to describe a condition he called "craniofacial dysostosis", defined as a genetic branchial arch disorder that results in abnormal facial features. Today this condition is known as Crouzon's syndrome.

He received his doctorate from the University of Paris, where he studied under Paul Georges Dieulafoy (1839–1911), Joseph Babinski (1857–1932) and Pierre Marie (1853–1940). During his medical career, he was associated with the Hôtel-Dieu de Paris and Salpêtrière Hospital.

For his entire career, Crouzon was interested in psychology, particularly in the work of Pierre Janet (1859-1947), whom Crouzon considered a major influence.

He died on 16 September 1938, aged 63, in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science file quotes Gauquelin.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Neurologist)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Crouzon's syndrome")