Forestier, Jacques

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Forestier, Jacques Gender: M
Jacques Ernest Forestier
born on 28 July 1890 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Aix les Bains, France, 45n42, 5e55
Timezone LMT m5e55 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 04°59' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 13°17 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 02°26'


French internist who was a pioneer in the field of rheumatology. Forestier is remembered for his introduction of gold salts as a remedy for rheumatoid arthritis. Today, injectable gold salts such as gold sodium thiomalate and aurothioglucose are considered by many to be the most effective treatment for arthritic ailments. Forestier is also known for his work with polymyalgia rheumatica and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. With his instructor, Jean-Athanase Sicard (1872–1929), he demonstrated the use of Lipiodol for spinal X-ray examinations.

Forestier studied medicine in Paris, later working at Hôpital Cochin, where he became interested in rheumatology and its treatment. In 1928 he took part in the founding of the French society of rheumatology. His father, Henri Forestier, was a director at the therapeutic spas in Aix-les-Bains.

He died on 17 March 1978 in Paris, aged 87.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate (acte n° 91) from the online Savoie archives. Death data in margin. Wikipedia has 27 July in error.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Internist)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Gold salts as a remedy for rheumatoid arthritis)