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Ulysse Trélat

Born 1828
Died 1890

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French physician, born August 13, 1828, Paris; died March 28, 1890.

Biography of Ulysse Trélat

Ulysse Trélat was the son of the army physician of the same name (1795-1879). He received his scientific and practical education from his father, Philippe-Frédéric Blandin (1798-1849), Philibert Joseph Roux (1780-1854) and Auguste Nélaton (1807-1873). He became assistant of anatomy in 1853, he was conferred doctor of medicine in 1854 and in 1855 took over as prosector. He became agrégé in 1857, chirurgien des hôpitaux in 1860, chirurgien-en-chef at the Maternité in 1864. Following extensive practice at the other major Paris hospitals, he became professor of clinical surgery at the Hôpital Necker in 1860, and in 1872 was elected member of the academy.

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