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Charles Porak

Born 1845
Died 1921

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French physician, born May 9, 1845, Paris; died May 27, 1921, Paris.

Biography of Charles Porak

Charles Porak studied in Paris, became an interne under Just-Marie-Marcellin Lucas-Championnière (1843-1913), and received his doctorate in 1878. After having been chef de clinique under Jean Anne-Henri Depaul (1811-1883), he became accoucheur des hôpitaux in 1882. He headed these departments at the Hôpital Saint-Louis and the Maternité, which he modernized. He was a member of the Académie de médecine from 1894.

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