Rouvière, Henri

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Rouvière, Henri Gender: M
born on 23 December 1875 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Le Bleymard, France, 44n29, 3e44
Timezone LMT m3e44 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 01°00' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 11°07 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 27°58'

Henri Rouvière (Memorial)
photo: Ancalagon, license gfdl


French professor of anatomy, remembered for his 1932 publication "Anatomie des Lymphatiques de l'Homme" (translated into English in 1938 as "Anatomy of the Human Lymphatic System"), an exhaustive study involving the delineation and classification of human lymph nodes and their associated drainage regions. Rouvière's work was a continuation of the seminal research of the lymphatic system done by anatomist Marie Sappey (1810-1896).

Rouvière studied in Montpellier, receiving his medical doctorate in 1903. He later became a professor of anatomy and embryology at the University of Paris. Collège Henri Rouvière in his hometown of Le Bleymard is named in his honour. Many of Rouvière's anatomical works are preserved in the Musée d'Anatomie Delmas-Orfila-Rouvière in Paris.

The eponymous "node of Rouvière" (sometimes called "Rouvière node") features his name; this node is the most superior of the lateral group of the retropharyngeal lymph nodes, and is found at the base of the skull.

Rouvière died on 26 October 1952, aged 75.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #652 [1].


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (MD)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Anatomist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Node of Rouvière")