Henri Rouviere

Born on December 23, 1876 in Bleymard (Lozere) and died on October 26, 1952, is a French physician and anatomist. He was professor of anatomy at the Faculty of Medicine in Paris since 1927 and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

We remember him for his publication in 1938 of the anatomy of the human lymphatic system, which was
an exhaustive study with the presentation and classification of the lymph nodes of the human and drainage regions associated with them. The work of Rouviere was the result of a fundamental investigation on the lymphatic system directed by the anatomist Marie Philibert Constant Sappgy (18101896).

Other important works of Rouviere are anatomy
Descriptive and topographical human in 1924, the Atlas aidemémoire of anatomy and the Précis deanatomy and dissection.

Ganglio Rouviere was named in his honor this ganglion, the highest position in the lateral group of the retropharyngeal lymph nodes, is located at the base of the skull.

He left his name in the Museum of Anatomy of Paris, the Delmas-Orfila-Rivouille Museum and the HenriRouviere School in his hometown, Bleymard.