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Antoine Lembert

Born 1802
Died 1851

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French physician, born April 19, 1802, Nancy; died 1851.

Biography of Antoine Lembert

Antoine Lembert studied under Guillaume Dupuytren (1777-1835) in Paris, where he was epidemiologist to the Seine-Département. In 1828 he won a 5000 Frcs. prize from the Académie des sciences for his Essai sur la méthode endermique. He is particularly remembered for the intestine suture.

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