Jean-Charles Faget (1818-1884) was a French physician.
Faget was famous for recognizing and recording the symptoms of Yellow Fever correctly (jaundice and vomit containing blood). He proposed Yellow Fever was a disease caused by a microorganism that was brought to New Orleans by shipping.
Faget was an advocate of pain relief during childbirth and was the first doctor in Louisiana to administer chloroform during labour
- Born June 26, 1818 New Orleans
- 1837-1845 Studied in Paris
- Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur
- Died 7 December 1884.
Faget Sign (1858)
Relative bradycardia with fever. Faget originally reported this exception to Liebermeister rule in his description of yellow fever. ‘Discordance entre la courbe du pouls et celle de la temperature dans la fièvre jaune.‘ [Faget JC 1859 p84-85]
- Faget J-C. Étude médicale de quelques questions importantes pour la Louisiane: et exposé succinct d’une endémie paludéenne, de forme catarrhale, qui a sévi à la Nouvelle-Orléans, particulièrement sur les enfants, pendant l’épidémie de fièvre jaune de 1858. New Orleans, Impr. Franco-American 1859.
- Faget J-C. Notice scientifique sur Rouanet, de Saint-Pons (Hérault). L’union médicale 1866; 29: 321-327, 337-346, 385-395.
- Souchon E. Original contributions of Louisiana to medical sciences: a biographic study. 1915: 9-11
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