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Pierre-Félix Lagrange

Born 1857
Died 1928

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French ophthalmologist, born January 22, 1857, Soumensac, departement lot-et-Garonne, region Aquitaine, died April 22, 1928, Paris.

Biography of Pierre-Félix Lagrange

Pierre-Felix Lagrange studied in Bordeaux where he became Professeur agrégé of surgery at the early age of 26. He later turned to ophthalmology, of which he was professor at his alma mater from 1910. Lagrange concerned himself with studies on strabismus, refraction anomalies and eye tumours, and distinguished himself in the surgical treatment of glaucoma.

Lagrange received many honours. He was Membre de l'Institut de France, Correspondant de l'Académie des sciences, Associé national de l'Académie de Médecine, and Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur

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