Joffroy, Alix

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Joffroy, Alix Gender: M
Alexis Joffroy
born on 16 December 1844 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Stainville, France, 48n3915, 5e1110
Timezone LMT m5e1110 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 25°10' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 28°45 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 15°54'

Alix Joffroy (circa 1880)


French neurologist and psychiatrist remembered for describing Joffroy's sign. He studied in Paris, earning his doctorate in 1873, becoming médecin des hôpitaux in 1879 and agrégé in 1880. He worked at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital from 1885 and succeeded Benjamin Ball as professor of clinical psychiatry in 1893.

Jean-Martin Charcot encouraged him to study neurology, and together they demonstrated atrophy of anterior horn cells in the spinal cord in poliomyelitis in 1869.

He died in Paris on 24 November 1908, aged 63.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (MD)
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychiatrist
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Neurologist)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Joffroy's sign")