THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY
ALAIN JEAN JOSEPH ASSAILLY
Physician; specialist in neuroendocrine disorders. B. October 17, 1909, Pontchâteau (Loire-Inférieure), France. M.D., 1936, Paris. M. 1935, Nelly Louise Jeanne Gaudineau: 3 d., s. Assistant-consultant to Dr. Guy La Roche, 1933-35; consulting psychiatrist, Bichat Hospital, 1945-56. Awarded the Croix de Guerre, World War II. Member, Assn. Française d'Etudes Métapsychiques.
In the field of parapsychology, Dr. Assailly is particularly interested in the psychophysiology of mediums, the psychophysical circumstances surrounding so-called haunted houses, and studies of the clairvoyant state. He is author of the papers "Some Characteristics of Mediumship" (delivered at the International Conference on Unorthodox Healing, St. Paul de Vence, France, 1954) and "Parapsychological Influences of Mature Persons on Young Sensitives" (delivered at the International Conference on Psychology and Parapsychology, Royaumont, France, 1956); and of the chapter "Modern Man Faced with the Problem of the Supernatural in the book Medicine and the Supernatural (1957). Residence: 21 Rude de l'Odeéon, Paris 6, France; business address: 35 Rude de Rome, Paris.
Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications