Jean-André Rochoux (1787–1852), a physician philosopher at the dawn of vascular neurology
Publication date: Available online 20 April 2017
Author(s): O. Walusinski
Jean-André Rochoux (1787–1852) can be considered the author, in 1812, of the first clinical and neuropathological description of cerebral hemorrhage and ischemia, based on concepts that underlie current vascular neurology. His biography reveals how his thinking was shaped by materialist philosophy, which was also the basis of his rigorous scientific reasoning. Due to his intransigent defence of his philosophical ideas and his outspoken anticlericalism, he was often contradicted and had many...