Biography of Próspero Meniére (1799-1862)

French physician, born in Angers in 1799 and died in Paris in 1862, which was one of the most eminent otologists of his time. In 1838 he was appointed director of the Institute of deaf and dumb in the Parisian capital, and a year later, his son Emile, who brilliantly followed the footsteps of his father in the same branch of medicine was born. He wrote numerous obrs of medicine, including its innovative Treaty on how to educate the deaf and dumb. He described the syndrome that bears his name, which is characterized by a sense of vertigo, auditory disorders, which cause injury or infections in the acoustic nerve-associated.