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Paul Briquet

Born 1796
Died 1881

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French physician, born 1796, Châlons-sur-Marne; died November 25, 1881.

Biography of Paul Briquet

Paul Briquet studied in Paris and received his doctorate there in 1824 with the dissertation Sur la phlébectasie ou dilatation variqueuse des veines. He was subsequently agrégé libre at the faculty, physician at Hôpital Cochin and the Charité. In 1860 he became a member of the Académie de médecine, later professor agrégé and Médecin honoraire des hôpitaux.

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