Ball, Benjamin

BORN 20 Apr 1833, Napoli, Campania - DIED 23 Feb 1893, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 09)

Benjamin Ball was the son of an English father and a Swiss mother. He studied Medicin in Paris and worked for the psychiatrist Jacques Joseph Moreau de Tours (1804-1884). In 1862 he was promoted on the subject of pulmonary embolism. In 1870 he was appointed doctor of hospitals. From 1870 to 1874 he was the assistant of Ernst Charles Lasèque (1816-1893) and he lectured on mental disorders at the Faculty of Medicin in Paris. There he obtained the first chair of mental illnesses and encephalon at the Saint-Anne asylum.

In 1881 he founded the journal L'Encéphale together with Jules Bernard Luys (1828-1897). He also received the Légion d'honneur in 1881. In 1883 he was elected into the Academy of Medicin. He spoke several languages and published many articles. The sculptor Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse was his brother-in-law.


The grave of Benjamin Ball at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)


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Ball, Hugo

Published: 29 Jun 2018
Last update: 29 Jun 2018