Apert, Eugène Charles (1868–1940),
French pediatrician. First given a position as a physician in Paris's Hôtel-Dieu, Apert later specialized in pediatrics at the Hôpital Saint-Louis. From 1919 to 1934 he served on the staff at the Hôpital des Enfants-Malades, his main areas of research being genetic diseases and congenital deformities. In 1906 he published a case report documenting several patients who had congenital malformations of the skull in conjunction with joined fingers. The author of numerous articles concerning pediatrics, he published a widely used manual on child rearing. He was also a founding member of the French Society of Eugenics.