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Robert Degos

Born 1904
Died 1987

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French dermatologist, 1904-1987. Paris.

Biography of Robert Degos

Robert Degos became an Interne des hôpitaux de Paris in 1926. In 1934 he became chef de clinique under professor Henri Gougerot (1881-1955) in the dermatological department at the Hôpital St.-Louis, where he was médecine de l'hôpital from 1946. In 1951 he succeeded Gougerot as professor of skin and syphilitic diseases.

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