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Eugène Devic

Eugène Devic (1858-1930) was a French neurologist who was a native of La Cavalerie, a village in the department of Aveyron. He studied medicine in Lyon under internist Léon Bouveret (1850-1929). Later he was associated with l'Hôpital de la Croix-Rousse and l'Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon.

Devic performed research of numerous neurological disorders, including infantile chorea, cerebral glioma and tumors of the corpus callosum. He was also involved with studies of typhoid fever, and the mental aspects associated with the disease.

In 1894 Devic and his student Fernand Gault described a rare nervous condition that affects the spinal cord and optic nerves that resembled multiple sclerosis. Today this disorder is referred to as Devic's disease or neuromyelitis optica (NMO).

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