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Victor Charles Hanot (1844 - 28 October 1896) was a French physician remembered for his work in the field of hepatology. He earned his medical doctorate in 1875, and was associated with the Hôpital Saint-Antoine in Paris. Also, he was professor agrégé of general medicine in Paris, and editor-in-chief of the Archives generale de médecine. Hanot was considered to be a major influence in the career of Augustin Nicolas Gilbert (1858-1927).

Hanot specialized in the study of liver diseases, and made contributions in his research of cirrhosis and hemochromatosis. He provided a description of primary biliary cirrhosis, which is sometimes referred to as "Hanot's disease". Among his written works was a study on hypertrophic cirrhosis titled Etude sur une forme de cirrhose hypertrophique du foie (cirrhose hypertrophique avec ictère chronique), (1875).[1]

He is associated with the eponymous "Troisier-Hanot-Chauffard syndrome", which is hypertrophic cirrhosis with skin pigmentation and diabetes mellitus. This syndrome has several other names, such as primary hemochromatosis, bronze diabetes, pigmentary cirrhosis and iron overload disease. It is named with two other French physicians, Charles Emile Troisier (1844-1919) and Anatole Chauffard (1855-1932).


  1. ^ Minnesota medicine by Minnesota State Medical Association; hemolytic icterus


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