Georges, Louis, Bardet (1885–1966) was a French physician who is known for first describing a rare genetic disease. In his graduation thesis at the University of Paris in 1920,[1] Bardet wrote about a medical condition characterized by obesity, retinitis pigmentosa, polydactyly and hypogonadism. Two years later, Hungarian physician Arthur Biedl described the same symptoms in two sisters, separate from Bardet's findings.[2] This condition has since become known as the Bardet–Biedl syndrome.[3]

Georges Bardet was the uncle of Jean Bardet, the founder of Éditions du Seuil.

References edit

  1. ^ Bardet, Georges (1920). Sur un syndrome d'obésité infantile avec polydactylie et rétinite pigmentaire (contribution à l'étude des formes cliniques de l'obésité hypophysaire). Paris: Université de Paris.
  2. ^ Biedl, Arthur (1922). "Ein Geschwisterpaar mit adiposo-genitaler Dystrophie". Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift (48): 1630.
  3. ^ Beighton, Greta (6 December 2012). The Man Behind the Syndrome. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 9781447114154.