Dr Jules Adolphe Édouard de Cabarrus (1801 – 1870). Image credit:
Musée Carnavalet, Histoire de Paris

Jules Adolphe Édouard Tallien de Cabarrus M.D. (19 April 1801 – 18 May 1870) was a French orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy.

Édouard Cabarrus taught Alphonse Crétin, and he was a colleague of Victor Arnaud, Blane, Victor Chancerel, Simon Felix Camille Croserio, Paul Francois CurieJ. A. Davet, Antoine Hippolyte Desterne, Dezauche, Franco, Gottlieb Heinrich Georg Jahr, Gueyrard, Laburthe, Lafitte, Leboucher, Milcent, Jean Jacques Molin, Antoine Henri Petroz, Mathias Roth, Léon Francois Adolphe Simon, and many others.

Édouard Cabarrus was born in and practiced in Paris.

Édouard Cabarrus was the illegitimate son of French financier Gabriel Julien Ouvrard and the Franco-Spanish aristocrat Theresa Cabarrus, and his siblings were Clemence, Clarisse and Theresa. The journalist and politician Émile de Girardin was his foster-brother.

Jules Cabarrus married Adelaide Marie de Lesseps (born in Versailles on 4 December 1803) (elder sister of Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de Lesseps and daughter of Mathieu de Lesseps, then Consul General of France in Philadelphia) on 3 May 1821, and they had two sons who would change their name to Tallien de Cabarrus in 1866, (Julien Dominique Marie Edouard Tallien de Cabarrus, and Charles Adolphe Tallien de Cabarrus).

Édouard Cabarrus was the homeopathic physician to Alexandre Dumas, Honore de Balzac, Victor Hugo, Charles Gounod, and Napoleon III. In 1861 he also treated the noted French author and feminist Juliette Adam.

Édouard Cabarrus submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications.

Édouard Cabarrus’s Obituary is in The British Homeopathic Journal in 1870.

Of interest:

Theresa Cabarrus was previously married to Francois Joseph Philippe de Riquet, Comte de Caraman (1771 – 1843). He was the 16th Prince de Chimay from 24 July 1804 to 1843. On 22 August 1805, Francois Joseph Philippe de Riquet married Theresa de Cabarrus, aka. Madame Tallien, former wife of Jean Lambert Tallien. Their children were Joseph Philippe (1808 – 1886), 17th Prince de Chimay, Prince de Caraman; Michel Gabriel Alphonse Ferdinand de Riquet (1810 – 1865) was the father of Marie Clotilde Elisabeth Louise de Riquet, Comtesse de Mercy Argenteau, and Marie Auguste Louise Therese Valentine (1815 – 1876).