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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.


  • Sur la phlébectasie ou dilatation variqueuse des veines.
    Doctoral thesis, Paris 1824.
  • De l’éclairage artificiel, consideré sous les point de vue de l’hygiène publique et privée. Thèse d’agrégation, 1837.
  • Recherches sur l’étiologie des tubercules. 1842.
  • Traité pratique et analytique du choléra-morbus. 1850.
  • Traité thérapeutique du quinguina et de ses préparations.
    Prize-winning paper for the Académie des sciences. 1853.
  • Traité clinique et thérapeutique de l’hysterie.
    Paris, Bailliere, 1859.

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