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October 12, 1970

Raymond Sabouraud (1864-1938) French Dermatologist

JAMA. 1970;214(2):363-364. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03180020081017

Raymond Jacques Adrien Sabouraud was honored by cryptogamic botanists with their selection of the generic name Sabouraudites for specific ringworm fungi. Born in Nantes, France, he studied medicine in Paris, was appointed an intern in 1889, and became doctor of medicine in 1894. Subsequently he was named director of the laboratory in the Hospital of Saint-Louis in 1897.1 During his training period he had prepared for a career in skin diseases by serving as intern on the services of Besnier and Brocq and by studying microbiology with Roux and Metchnikoff at the Pasteur Institute. Because of his great interest in the plurality of ringworm infestation, Sabouraud was placed in charge of the École Lailler, a combined school and hospital with a capacity of 300 beds, which was associated with the Saint-Louis Hospital for the care of the young afflicted. Through the introduction of radiation for localized or disseminated epilation