- Category : 1858-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (3,50)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 1
French physician remembered for his description of a fairly common hereditary cause of increased bilirubin. Today this disorder is known as Gilbert's syndrome and is believed to be caused by a deficiency of the enzyme glucuronosyltransferase.
He received his doctorate from the University of Paris and became an interne at the Hôtel-Dieu de Paris. Later he was a professor of therapeutics (1902) and clinical medicine (1905) at Hôtel-Dieu. In 1907 he became a member of the Académie de Médecine.
He published many articles and books on a wide array of medical subjects. With Jean Alfred Fournier (1832-1914) he published Bibliothèque rouge de l'étudiant en médecine, and with Paul Brouardel (1837-1906) and others, he published the multi-volume Traité de médecine et de Thérapeutique. With neurologist Maurice Villaret (1877–1946), he conducted extensive research of portal hypertension.
He died in Paris on 4 March 1927, aged 69.