Grasset, Joseph

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Grasset, Joseph Gender: M
Joseph Marie Eugène Grasset
born on 18 March 1849 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Montpellier, France, 43n36, 3e53
Timezone LMT m3e53 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 28°05' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 17°29 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 08°39'

Joseph Grasset


French neurologist and parapsychological investigator.

Grasset was involved in every aspect of internal medicine, but his primary interest concerned diseases of the nervous system. His name is associated with the "Grasset law", a condition where a patient with hemiparesis lying on his back can raise either leg separately, but is unable to raise both legs together. This phenomenon is explained in his 1899 treatise, Diagnostic des maladies de la moëlle.

He conducted studies in the field of psychiatry, publishing the book Demi-fous et Demi-responsables (Semi-Insane and the Semi-Responsible) in 1907, and also researched the paranormal, publishing works with titles such as Le spiritisme devant la science (1904) and L’occultisme hier et aujourd'hui (1907).

He died on 7 July 1918.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'psychologues' pdf file, p. 32.


  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Neurologist)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Parapsychology