Deniker, Pierre

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Deniker, Pierre Gender: M
Pierre Georges Emile Deniker
born on 16 February 1917 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 27°08' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 13°23 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 27°24'


French psychiatrist, who was involved, jointly with Jean Delay and J. M. Harl, in the introduction of chlorpromazine (Thorazine), the first antipsychotic used in the treatment of schizophrenia, in the 1950s. Thorazine had been used in surgical procedures peri-operatively as an anti-nausea medication in France. Patients were noted to be less anxious and calmer. This observation eventually led Deniker to try chlorpromazine with patients who had schizophrenia, where he observed notable improvement in symptoms.

The pharmaceutical company Smith-Kline had purchased the chlorpromazine rights from Rhone-Poulenc in France and had been marketing it as an anti-nausea medication. After Deniker's observations, they sought and received FDA approval in 1954 to market Thorazine for the treatment of schizophrenia.

He died in Paris on 17 August 1998.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Delay, Jean (born 14 November 1907)


Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'médecins' pdf file, p. 23.


  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychiatrist