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Fernand Cathelin

Born  1873

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French surgeon, born May 27, 1873, Longjumeau, Seine-et-Oise.

Biography of Fernand Cathelin

Fernand Cathelin studied in Paris and received his doctorate in 1902. He became chef de clinique under Jean-Casimir-Félix Guyon (1831-1920), later chief surgeon at the Hôpital d’Urologie. His greatest achievements were in the field of urology.


  • Le cloisonnement vésical et la division des urines. Paris, 1903.
  • Manuel de clinique et de thérapeutique spéciales.
    With Delherm et al. Paris, 1906.
  • Conférences cliniques de chirurgie urinaire.
    Paris, 1909; 3rd edition, 1930.
  • Atlas d’anatomie pathologique, chirurgicale, urinaire.
    Paris, 1909.
  • Les méthodes mordernes de l’exploration chirurgicale de l’appareil urinaire. Paris, 1909.
  • Chirurgie urinaire de guerre. Paris, 1920-1926.
  • L’énigme étiologique du cancer. Paris, 1927.
  • L’infection gonococcique et ses complications. Paris, 1928.

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