Laignel-Lavastine, Maxime

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Laignel-Lavastine, Maxime Gender: M
Paul-Marie Maxime Laignel-Lavastine
born on 12 September 1875 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Évreux, France, 49n01, 1e09
Timezone LMT m1e09 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 19°44' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 17°24 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 05°47'

Maxime Laignel-Lavastine


French psychiatrist interested in neuro-anatomy, neurology, criminology and psychiatry. He was also devoted to the study of the history of medicine. Laignel-Lavastine supported the initiative of his pupil, Isidore Simon when he founded the Society of History of Hebrew Medicine and he agreed to become honorary president.

He obtained the Chair of History of Medicine in 1931 and then that of Mental Illnesses in 1939. His main and innovative work was his teaching at the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Law in Paris. He was also a member of the Medico-Psychological Society, the Graduate School of Anthropology and the International Society of Criminology. He was a member of the International Academy of the History of Science.

He wrote a textbook on psychiatry and, together with V. Vanciu and Étienne De Greeff, published a book on criminology.

He died in Paris on 5 September 1953, aged 77.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)



Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychiatrist
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction