- Category : 1904-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sphinx 4
French dermatologist who described several dermatoses including Degos disease which he first described in a seminal paper published in 1942 in the French journal of dermatology and syphilology.
He became an "interne des Hopitaux de Paris" in 1927 and trained at the Hopital Broca before joining the Hopital Saint-Louis in 1931 in the Department of another renown dermatologist, Gaston Auguste Milian. But it is Henri Gougerot in whose department he worked and trained in 1933 as "chef de clinique" - and who ultimately became his mentor - who influenced his choice of specializing in dermatology.
Degos became the "Chair in skin and syphilitic diseases" and chief of the first department of Dermatology at the Hopital Saint-Louis in 1951.
He was widely published including a classic textbook, Dermatologie, which since its first publication in 1953, has undergone several editions and updates.
He died on 3 May 1987 in Paris, aged 82.