Pierre Eugène Ménétrier

Pierre Eugène Ménétrier (1859 – 1935) was a French surgeon, oncologist and pathologist.

Professor of history of medicine and surgery. Associate of internal pathology and forensic medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris.

Eponymously affiliated with Maladie de Ménétrier (1888)


  • Born 7 December 1859
  • 1924 – President of the French Society for the History of Medicine
  • Membre de l’Académie nationale de médecine
  • Died 22 August 1935 following a car accident in Lisieux

Medical Eponyms

  • Maladie de Ménétrier (1888) – rare disorder characterized by massive overgrowth of mucous cells (foveola) in the mucous membrane lining the stomach, resulting in large gastric folds. [NORD]

Major Publications


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the person behind the name

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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