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Gaspard Goyrand

Gaspard Goyrand
Born Gaspard Goyrand
Died 1866
Nationality France
Occupation physician, surgeon, politician
Parent(s) Gabriel-Antoine Goyrand
Marie Eulalie Ravanas
Relatives Jean-Louis Goyrand (paternal great-uncle)

Gaspard Goyrand (1803-1866) was a French general practitioner, surgeon and politician from Aix-en-Provence. He helped treat cholera from 1835 to 1854, while serving as Deputy Mayor of Aix from 1838 to 1848.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Death 3
  • Legacy 4
  • References 5

Early life

Jean-Gaspard Goyrand was born in 1803.[1] He was the son of Gabriel-Antoine Goyrand (1754-1826), a religious painter, and Marie Eulalie Ravanas (1762-1825).[1] His father was in exile in Italy during the French Revolution of 1789, and later returned to Aix.[1] His great-uncle, Jean-Louis Goyrand (1718-1790), was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Aix-en-Provence.[1]

He received his doctorate degree in Paris in 1828, where he was taught by Guillaume Dupuytren.[2] He later disagreed with his former professor.[3]


He practised as a physician and surgeon in Aix-en-Provence.[1] From 1835 to 1854, he treated patients suffering from cholera.[1] In the 1850s, he moved to Lourmarin during a third epidemic of cholera.[1] He also served as supervisor of the hot spring in Aix, meant to cure diseases at the time.[1]

From 1838 to 1848, he served as the Deputy-Mayor of Aix-en-Provence.[1][2]

He is remembered for a type of wrist-spraining which was named after him.[4]


He died in 1866.[1]


The Rue Goyrand, in the Quartier Mazarin of Aix-en-Provence, is named in his honour. It runs from the Rue Laroque to the Rue Frédéric Mistral.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Rues d'Aix
  2. ^ a b genealogy
  3. ^ Raoul Tubiana, Caroline Leclercq, Lawrence C. Hurst, Marie A. Badalamente, Evelyn J. Mackin, Dupuytren's Disease, Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2000, p. 7
  4. ^ [Goyrand J.G.B (1803-1866), surgeon and academicia...[Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 1992] - PubMed Result
  5. ^ Google Maps
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