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Henri Camille Chrysostôme Leloir

Born 1855
Died 1896

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Franch physician, born November 30, 1855, Tourcoing, département Nord; died June 18, 1896, Paris.

Biography of Henri Camille Chrysostôme Leloir

Henri Camille Chrysostôme Leloir studied at Lille and Paris, obtaining his doctorate in 1881. In 1882 he became Chef de clinique at the Hôpital St.-Louis under Jean Alfred Fournier (1832-1915), 1884 agrégé of dermatology and syphilis in Lille, 1885 appointed professor at the faculty. Leloir made important contributions on tuberculosis of the skin, trophodermatoses and Lepra, which he had studied in Norway, Italy, and Southern France.

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