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Paul Georges Dieulafoy

Born  1839
Died  1911

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French physician, born November 18, 1839, Toulouse; died August 16, 1911, Paris.

Biography of Paul Georges Dieulafoy

Paul Georges Dieulafoy studied in Paris and received his doctorate there in 1869. He was professor agrégé and Médecin des hôpitaux in Paris, becoming chief of medical services at the Hôtel-Dieu. He worked on numerous topics including typhoid, Bright's disease and appendicitis. He wrote a manual on pathology and was elected president of the French Académie de Médecine in 1910. As a teacher Dieulafoy influenced many graduates.


  • De la mort subite dans la fièvre typhoïde. Doctoral thesis, 1869.
  • De l’aspiration pneumatique sous-coutanée. Méthode de diagnostic et de traitement.
    Paris, 1870; English edition simultaneously in London.
  • Du diagnostic et du traitement des kystes hydatiques et des abscès du foie par aspiration. Paper, Paris, 1872.
  • Du diagnostic et du traitement des épanchements aigus et chroniques de la plèvre par aspiration. Paper, Paris, 1872.
  • Traité de l´aspiration des liquides morbides. Méthode médico-chirurgicale de diagnostic et de traitement. Paris, Masson and Londonm, 1873. 483 pages.
  • De la contagion. Concours thesis; Paris, 1872.
  • Des progrés réalisés par la physiologie expérimentale dans la connaissance des maladies du système nerveux. Paris, 1875.
  • Manuel de pathologie interne. Paris, 1880-1884.
  • Clinique médicale de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Paris.
    3 volumes. Paris, 1899, 1900, 1903, 1907, 1910.

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