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Baron Richerand (1779–1840)

Nature volume 145, page 134 (27 January 1940) | Download Citation



BARON BALTHASAR ANTHELME RICHERAND, a famous French surgeon, was born at Belley in the Ain Departement on February 4, 1779. He studied medicine in Paris, where he qualified in 1799 with a thesis on fractures of the neck of the femur, and two years later published his "Nouveaux Élémens de Physiologie", which met with a remarkable success and went through thirteen editions and was translated into seventeen foreign languages. In 1802 he was appointed assistant surgeon to the Hôpital Saint-Louis, where he later became surgeon-in-chief. In 1805 appeared his "Nosographie et Thérapeutique chirurgicales" in three volumes, of which the sixth edition was published in 1821. In 1807 he was made professor of surgical pathology in the Paris medical faculty, where he continued to lecture for more than thirty years.

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