Souques, Alexandre-Achille

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Souques, Alexandre-Achille Gender: M
Alexandre-Achille Cyprien Souques
born on 6 February 1860 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Peyre, France, 44n0527, 2e5955
Timezone LMT m2e5955 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 16°33' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 01°58 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 27°31'

Alexandre-Achille Souques
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French neurologist remembered for his extensive research of Parkinsonism. In a 1921 treatise titled Rapport sur les syndromes parkinsoniens, he documented the importance of encephalitis lethargica as a cause of Parkinsonism. With his mentor Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893), he described the eponymous "Souques-Charcot geroderma", a condition that is a variant of Hutchinson–Gilford disease. Souques is also credited with introducing the term "camptocormia" to describe an abnormal forward-flexed posture.

Souques studied medicine in Paris, where in 1886 he became an interne and in 1891 earned his medical doctorate. Afterwards he worked as médecin des hôpitaux (Hospice de la Salpêtrière), and in 1918 became a member of the Académie de Médecine. With Joseph Babinski (1857-1932) and others, he was a founding member of the Societé de Neurologie de Paris.

He died on 24 December 1944, aged 84, in Servon.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Charcot, Jean-Martin (born 29 November 1825). Notes: "Souques-Charcot geroderma"


Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #681 [1].


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Neurologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Souques-Charcot geroderma")
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Camptocormia")