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Édouard Brissaud

Édouard Brissaud (15 April 1852, Besançon – 20 December 1909) was a French physician and pathologist. He was taught by Jean Martin Charcot at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital. He had interests in a number of medical disciplines including motion disturbances, anatomy, neurology and psychiatry. He died of a brain tumour, aged 57.

He has been awarded a large number of eponyms many of which are now rarely used and some were not the dominant eponym in use.

Bourneville-Brissaud disease – tuberous sclerosis. He studied one of the earliest diagnosed cases with Désiré-Magloire Bourneville in 1881.

Brissaud's scoliosis – a form of scoliosis giving "a list of the lumbar part of the spine away from the affected side in sciatica" (Dorland's Medical Dictionary). Described in 1895.

Brissaud's disease – Tourette syndrome. He gave a detailed description in 1896.

Brissaud's infantilism – infantile myxedema (hypothyroidism). Described in 1907.

Brissaud's reflex – a contraction of the tensor fasciae latae (a thigh muscle) on tickling the sole of the foot.

Brissaud-Sicard syndrome – is "hemiparesis and contralateral hemifacial spasm resulting from a pontine lesion" (Stedman's Medical Dictionary). Described in 1908. Named in conjunction with neurologist Jean-Athanase Sicard.

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Some of their strengths

Édouard Brissaud has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Creative, Imaginative, Independent, Brave, Honest, and Passionate.

Independent and Brave

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Édouard Brissaud is someone who is an independent, brave, and honest person who approaches life with energy, intuition, passion, and generosity. A person who really cares about helping others make the most of what they have.

Charming and Sophisticated

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Édouard Brissaud well know them as someone who can be classy, glamorous, and worldly, like jewelry.

Independent and Organized

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Édouard Brissaud as someone who is independent, organized, inventive, and generous.

A person who is curious and a loves learning, who seems to always know what to say, who has an optimism that can overcome any difficult situation, and who seems to be able to master almost any skill.

Charismatic and Playful

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Édouard Brissaud is someone who is used to being the center of attention, and who has a playful approach to dealing with life.

They are also someone who is creative, expressive, and insightful, and who has a pioneering spirit with self-determination and natural artistic expression.

Independent and Dynamic

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Édouard Brissaud tends to be someone who is independent, dynamic, and courageous. Who can be positive, energetic, self-reliant, and adventurous, and who can make friends easily.

Some of Édouard Brissaud's challenges

While Édouard Brissaud has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Édouard Brissaud can be Indecisive, Short-tempered, Impulsive, Unrealistic, Difficult, Perfectionist, and Domineering.

Short-tempered and Impulsive

One of Édouard Brissaud's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as short-tempered and impulsive.

Édouard Brissaud must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Domineering and Impatient

Édouard Brissaud is someone who can be demanding, egotistical, and controlling, can have a lack of judgment regarding personal finances, be argumentative and stubborn, and who can have a tendency to be withdrawn and spend time in self-imposed isolation.

Aggressive and Domineering

Finally, Édouard Brissaud also can be aggressive, impatient, impulsive, and short-tempered.

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