Guillaume-Benjamin-Amand Duchenne De Boulogne

Guillaume-Benjamin-Amand Duchenne de Boulogne (1806-1875) is a French neurologist who is credited for first describing and treating certain nervous disorders and muscular diseases. He also made electrodiagnosis and electrotherapy feasible. Specifically, Duchenne first distinguished the kinds of paralysis and muscular atrophy that are due to the deterioration of the spinal cord. He is also popularly known for “Duchenne muscular dystrophy” with his accounts on the progressive muscle weakness of 13 boys.

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