Assailly, Alain Jean Joseph (1909– )
French physician and neuro-endocrinologist who studied
psychophysiology of mediumship and hauntings and published
articles on these subjects. Born October 17, 1909, at Pontchateau
(Loire-Infériere), France, he became consulting psychiatrist
to Bichat Hospital and was awarded the Croix de
Guerre in World War II. He contributed the chapter ‘‘Modern
Man Faced with the Problem of the Supernatural’’ to the book
Medicine and the Supernatural (1957).

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