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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.


  • Sur les cavités de l'utérus à l'état de vacuité. Doctoral thesis; Paris, 1858.
  • Des tumeurs fibreuses de l'utérus. Concours-thesis, 1860.
  • Des vices de conformation de l'urèthre chez l'homme et les moyens d'y remédier.
    Concours-thesis, 1863.
  • Éléments de chirurgie clinique, comprenant le diagnostic chirurgical, les opérations etc. Paris, 1873.
  • Leçons cliniques sur les maladies des voies urinaires.
    Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1881; 2nd edition, 1885; 1084 pages.
    This book is based on his lectures at the Hôpital Necker in 1876 and 1877.
  • Atlas des maladies des voies urinaires.
    Published with Pierre Bazy (1853-1934). Paris : Doin. Book 1-4, 1881-1883.
  • Lecons sur les cystites et sur les prostatiques. 1888.
  • Leçons cliniques sur les affections chirurgicales de la vessie et de la prostate.
    Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1888.
  • Joaquin Maria Albarran y Dominguez (1860-1912) and Goyon:
    Anatomie et physiologie pathologique de la rétention de l’urine. 1890.
  • M.A. hampo and R.A. Kyle:
    Jean Casimir Félix Guyon. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago, August 7, 1981, 246 (6): 644.

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