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Daniel Alagille

Born 1925-01-24
Died 2005-08-11

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Daniel Alagille, French paediatrician, born January 24, 1925, Paris; died November 8, 2005.

Biography of Daniel Alagille

Daniel Alagille in 1954 graduated from the University of Paris, where he also obtained a diploma in biochemistry. From 1954 to 1964 he worked in the Hôpial Saint-Vincent-de Paul and was appointed associate professor in 1963. He as elevated to full professor of paediatrics and clinical genetics at the Université Paris-Sud in 1971, also being staff physician and chairman of the department of paediatrics, Hôpital de Bicêtre, where he founded a paediatric liver unit. From 1964 he was chief of the paediatric liver research unit of the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche. He remained with the Hôpital de Bicêtre until his retirement in 1990.

Alagille was chief editor of the Revue internationale d'hépatologie (1954-1971) and Archives françaises de pédiatrie (1964-1990). He has published more than 500 articles and several books. He became Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite in 1967 and Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1988. By 1996 he was professor emeritus at the Université Paris-Sud in Bicêtre.

We thank Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, and Dr. Olivier Walusinski for information submitted.

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