Henri Legrand du Saulle  

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Henri Legrand du Saulle (April 16, 1830 - May 6, 1886) was a French psychiatrist who was a native of Dijon. In 1856 he earned his medical doctorate from the University of Paris, and was an assistant to Bénédict Morel (1809-1873) at Saint-Yon, and practiced psychiatry under Louis-Florentin Calmeil (1798-1895) at the Charenton Asylum. He also worked at Charles Lasègue's psychiatric emergency ward at the Prefecture of Police. Later he was associated with research done at the Bicêtre (1867) and Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospitals.

Henri du Saulle is remembered for his studies on personality disorders, particularly pioneer work involving phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorders. He also did extensive work in forensic psychiatry, and was concerned with its legal implications as it applied to mental disease.

Selected writings

  • La folie devant les tribunaux (1864)
  • Prisbelönt av Institutet, Pronostic et traitement d’épilepsie (1869)
  • Le délire des persécutions (1871)
  • La folie héréditaire (1873)
  • Traité de médecine legale, de jurisprudence médicale et de toxicologie (1874)
  • La folie du doute avec délire du toucher (1875)
  • Étude médico-légale sur les épileptiques (1877)
  • Étude clinique sur la peur des espaces (1878)
  • Étude médico-légale sur l’interdiction des aliénés (1880)
  • Les hystériques (1882)




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