Biography of Louis Bard
Louis Bard completed his medical studies in Lyon, where he received his doctorate in 1877 and subsequently settled for an academic career. He became médecin des hôpitaux in Lyon in 1882, 1883 agrégé, 1883-1895 chef des travaux pratiques d'anatomie pathologique. In 1895 he was appointed to the chair of hygiene in Lyon. In 1899 he accepted an invitation to move to Geneva as professor of clinical medicine, and in 1920 moved on to take over the chair of the same speciality in Strasbourg. In this city he was responsible for the replacement of German medical institutions by French ones. In 1923 he returned to Lyon where he was retired for years later, and died in 1930.
Bard worked on the diseases of the respiratory system, the vascular system, the gastro-intestinal tract and the kidneys as well as conditions of the heart. His hygienic research concerns the transferability of measles and works on diphteria. He also worked in the field of neurology. A large number of treatises on his results have been kept.