Jean Casimir Félix Guyon

Born 1831
Died 1920

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French surgeon, born July 21, 1831, Ile-Bourbon; died August 2, 1920, Paris.

Biography of Jean Casimir Félix Guyon

Jean Casimir Félix Guyon was the son of Jean Baptiste Casimir Guyon. He was a native of the Island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar. He studied in Paris and was conferred doctor of medicine in 1858 with a dissertation on the uterus. He soon abandoned gynaecology, however, to concentrate his efforts in the field of urology.

Guyon held positions at various hospitals. He was Médecin du Bureau 1862, agrégé 1863, Médecin des Hôpitaux 1864, professor of surgical pathology 1877, Membre de l'Académie de médecine 1878, and from 1890 professor of genitourinary surgery at the University of Paris. This was the first chair of urology in France. His clinics at the Necker hospital were attended by students from around the world. Guyon was the outstanding French urologist of his day, an operator of great skill and a brilliant lithotomist. In 1907, in Paris, Guyon and some 20 fellow urologists from Europe, the United States and South America founded the Association Internationale d'Urologie.

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