Richet, Charles


1850–1935 French physiologist who studied the regulative functions of the body and discovered anaphylaxis.

Keywords: anaphylaxis; hypersensitivity; experimental physiology; immunology

Figure 1.

Charles Richet.


Further Reading

Portier P and Richet C (1902) De l'action anaphylactique de certains venins. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances et Mémoires de la Société de Biologie 54: 170–172.

Richet C (1967) Anaphylaxis. Nobel Lecture, December 11, 1913. Nobel Lectures. Including Presentation Speeches and Laureates’ Biographies. Physiology or Medicine 1901–1921, pp. 473–492. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Richet C (1989) Anaphylaxis. Abingdon: Oxford Historical Books (Facsimile. First published 1913. Liverpool: University Press).

Gillispie CC (ed.) (1981) Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Kroker K (1999) Immunity and the other: the anaphylactic selves of Charles Richet. Studies in the History and Philosophy of Biology and the Biomedical Sciences 30: 273–296.

Wolf S (1996) Brain, Mind, and Medicine. Charles Richet and the Origins of Physiological Psychology. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers.

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Parnes, Ohad(Mar 2003) Richet, Charles. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002465]