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Paul Louis Duroziez

Born  1826
Died  1897

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French clinician, born January 8, 1826, Paris; died January 16, 1897, Paris.

Biography of Paul Louis Duroziez

Paul Louis Duroziez studied in Paris and graduated in 1853. As a student he won the Corvisart Prize for his discussion on digitalis. In 1856 he became chef de clinique with Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893) and in 1870 served as a surgeon in the Franco-Prussian War. He was in general practice and held no official hospital appointment, but was widely acclaimed because of his articles on mitral stenosis as well as other cardiac disorders. He was highly respected by his physician colleagues and was elected president of the Société de Médecine in 1882 and Chevalier of the Legion d’honneur in 1895.


  • Du double souffle intermittent crural, comme signe de l’insuffisance aortique.
    Archives générales de médecine. Avril/Mai 1861.
    English translation by Erich Hausner, M.D. Amsterdam, New York: The double intermittent murmur over the femoral arteries as a sign of aortic insufficiency.

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