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René Fontaine

Born  1899
Died  1979

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French surgeon, born June 5, 1899, Bischtroff-sur-Sarre (Alsace-Lorraine); Died November 23, 1979, Strasbourg.

Biography of René Fontaine

René Fontaine studied medicine in Strasbourg and became a pupil of René Leriche (1879-1955); with Leriche, he published (among other things) about the aetiology of peptic ulcers, the role of mucus, and about the pathology of blood vessels. In 1941, he succeeded Leriche in the chair of clinical surgery at the University of Strassbourg. Professor Fontaine retired in 1969.

We thank Isabella Friedlein for information submitted.


  • René Leriche (1879-1955), René Fontaine, S. M. Dupertuis:
    Arterectomy. Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Chicago, 1937, 64: 149-155.
    Arterectomy in arterial thrombosis.
  • M. Kim:
    René Fontaine; 1899-1979.
    Journal des maladies vasculaires, Paris, 1980, 5 (3): 161-163.
  • Pierre Wertheimer:
    Éloge de Rene Fontaine 1899-1979. [Eulogy of Rene Fontaine, 1899-1979]
    Bulletin de l'Académie nationale de médecine, Paris, June 1981, 165 (6): 691-696.
  • A. Coito, A. Franco:
    [A moment in the history of angiology: the tribute of Joao Cid Dos Santos to Rene Fontaine]
    Journal des maladies vasculaires, Paris, 1986, 11, Supplement B: 94-96.
    (João Cid dos Santos, 1907-1975)

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