Gilbert, Augustin

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Gilbert, Augustin Gender: M
Augustin Nicolas Gilbert
born on 15 February 1858 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Buzancy, France, 49n25, 4e57
Timezone LMT m4e57 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 26°13' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 11°04 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 25°01'

Augustin Gilbert


French physician remembered for his description of a fairly common hereditary cause of increased bilirubin. Today this disorder is known as Gilbert's syndrome and is believed to be caused by a deficiency of the enzyme glucuronosyltransferase.

He received his doctorate from the University of Paris and became an interne at the Hôtel-Dieu de Paris. Later he was a professor of therapeutics (1902) and clinical medicine (1905) at Hôtel-Dieu. In 1907 he became a member of the Académie de Médecine.

He published many articles and books on a wide array of medical subjects. With Jean Alfred Fournier (1832-1914) he published Bibliothèque rouge de l'étudiant en médecine, and with Paul Brouardel (1837-1906) and others, he published the multi-volume Traité de médecine et de Thérapeutique. With neurologist Maurice Villaret (1877–1946), he conducted extensive research of portal hypertension.

He died in Paris on 4 March 1927, aged 69.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (MD)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Medical)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Gilbert's syndrome")