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André Alfred Lemierre

Born  1878
Died  1956

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French bacteriologist, born July 30, 1875, Paris; died 1956.

Biography of André Alfred Lemierre

André-Alfred Lemierre studied in Paris where he became an externe in 1896, interne in 1900. He obtained his doctorate in 1904, became Médecin de Hôpitaux in 1912 and later worked in the Hôpital Bichat. He was habilitated in 1913 and in 1926 was promoted to professor of bacteriology. His works concern investigations on septicaemia, typhus, bilious and urine tract infections, kidney diseases etc. He described "his" syndrome in 1936 while working as a bacteriologist in the Claude Bernard Hospital in Paris.


  • Néphrites chroniques au cours de la gestation. Paris, 1924.
  • Infections colibacillaires au cours de la gestation et de la puerpéralite. Paris, 1824.
  • Néphrites chroniques et gestation.
    With Georges Fernand Isidore Widal (1862-1929). Paris, 1925.
  • Maladies des reins. Paris, 1929.
  • On certain septicaemias due to anaerobic organisms. The Lancet 1936, 1: 701-703
  • Sur une nouvelle fièvre par morsure de rat.
    With J. Reilly, A. Laporte and M. Morin.
    Bulletin de l'Académie de médecine, Paris. 3. séries, 1937, 117: 705-713.
    The authors isolated Streptobacillus moniliformis from a case of rat-bite fever.
  • Lemierre was co-publisher of the 8 volume Pratique medico-chirurgicale.

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