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Fernand Cathelin

Born 1873
Died

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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.

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