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Journal of Neurology

, Volume 259, Issue 6, pp 1255–1256 | Cite as

Charles-Prosper Ollivier d’Angers (1796–1845)

  • Olivier WalusinskiEmail author
Pioneers in Neurology
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Charles-Prosper Ollivier d’Angers (1796–1845) is known for having coined the term “syrinx”, from the Greek “syringo” meaning tube, and “myelio” referring to the spinal marrow. The term appears in the second edition, published in 1827, of his Traité des maladies de la moelle épinière contenant l’histoire anatomique, physiologique et pathologique de ce centre nerveux chez l’homme. Three editions of this work, progressively expanded, were published from 1823 to 1837. Ollivier charted new territory in authoring this treatise, dedicated exclusively to spinal cord pathology.

Ollivier was born on October 11, 1796, in Angers (France). For him, a military career seemed his only chance for rapid success under Napoleon’s glorious empire. He was accepted at the military school, and joined Napoleon’s armies in Mainz, after the defeat outside Moscow. He took part in the Battle of Hanau on October 30, 1813, during which he contracted typhus. His military career came to an end when Napoleon...

Keywords

Spinal Cord Multiple Sclerosis Spina Bifida Fourth Ventricle Syringomyelia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BrouFrance

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