Jean Louis Alibert, a French physician, known for his study of cutaneous diseases, born in Villefranche, May 26, 1776, died in Paris, Nov. 6, 1837. His inaugural thesis, on "Pernicious Intermittent Fevers," passed through five editions and had an unusual success for a treatise of that nature. About 1803 he was appointed physician to the hospital St. Louis in Paris, and immediately began the investigation of diseases of the skin, publishing in 1806 the first numbers of his great work on cutaneous diseases. In 1821 he was appointed to the chair of therapeutics in the faculty of medicine. He wrote on a variety of medical subjects, and was remarkable for an elegant style. He was one of the founders of the societe medicale d'emula-tion, and several of the addresses which he pronounced before this society did much to establish his literary reputation. * He was physician in ordinary to Louis XVIII., by whom he was created a baron and officer of the legion of honor. He was also physician to Charles X. His principal works are: Traite des fierres pernicieuses intermittentes (1804); Description des maladies de la peau observees a l'hopital St. Louis (large folio, with 51 plates, 1806-26); Precis theorique et pratique sur les maladies de la peau (1810-18); Physiologie des passions, ou nouvelle doctrine des sentiments moraux (1825); Monographic des dermatoses (1832); Clinique de l'hopital St. Louis (1833).