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Frédéric Justin Collet

Born  1870
Died  1966

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French otolaryngologist, born April 28, 1870; died 1966.

Biography of Frédéric Justin Collet

Frédéric Justin Collet studied in Lyon as a pupil of Raphael Lépine (1851-1919), Pierret and Antonin Poncet (1849-1913). He became interne des hôpitaux and went abroad to study otology and laryngology at the various centres of Europe, in particular Vienna, where he in 1892 worked with Adam Politzer (1835-1920), Leopold Ritter von Schrötter-Kristelli (1837-1908) and Hans Chiari (1851-1916).

Collet received his doctorate in Lyon in 1894, becoming agrégé in 1895. In 1901 he was appointed médecin des hôpitaux, became professor of general pathology, then, in 1907, of internal pathology, and from 1927 was professor of oto-laryngology at the faculty in Lyon.

With André Chantemesse (1851-1919) and Antonin Poncet Collet in 1910 founded the Bibliothèque de la Tuberculose, a collection of monographs devoted to this disease.


  • Atlas stéréoscopique d’anatomie du nez et du larynx.
    With Jean Garel (born 1852). Paris, 1897.
  • Les troubles auditifs dans les maladies nerveuses.
    Paris, 1897.
  • Précis de pathologie interne.
    Paris, 1899; 9th edition, 1926.
  • L’odorat et ses troubles. Paris, 1904.
  • La tuberculose du larynx et des voies respiratoires supérieures. Paris, 1913.
  • Précis des maladies de l’appareil respiratoire. Paris, 1914.
  • Oto-laryngologie avec application à la neurologie. Paris, 1928.

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