Laguesse, Édouard

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Laguesse, Édouard Gender: M
Gustave-Édouard Laguesse
born on 23 April 1861 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Dijon, France, 47n19, 5e01
Timezone LMT m5e01 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
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Édouard Laguesse


French pathologist and histologist remembered for his histopathological work involving the pancreas. In 1893 he named the small cellular clusters of the pancreas the "Islets of Langerhans", in honour of their discoverer Paul Langerhans (1847-1888). At the time of its discovery, Langerhans provided an excellent description of the structures, but offered no further conclusions as to their function. Laguesse postulated that the Islets of Langerhans produced secretions that played a regulatory role in digestion. Laguesse's research was considered a major step on the path of discovery of a new hormone in the early days of endocrinology.

In 1885 he received his medical doctorate in Paris and from 1891 performed scientific research in Lille. In 1896 he became a professor of histology.

He died on 6 November 1927, aged 66, in Dijon.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (MD)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Pathologist and histologist)