Odilon Marc Lannelongue
Biography of Odilon Marc Lannelongue
Odilon Marc Lannelongue studied in Paris as a pupil of Charles-Pierre Denonvilliers (1808-1872) and Auguste Nélaton (1807-1873), obtaining his doctorate in 1867. In 1869 he became Chirurgien des hôpitaux and agrégé, 1884 professor of external pathology at the faculty. Lannelongue chiefly concerned himself with childhood surgery.
During the last two decades of his life he was politically active, becoming a member of the chamber in 1893, of the senate in 1906. From 1883 he was a member of the Académie de médecine, from 1895 of the Académie des sciences.
A memorial was unveiled in Castéra-Verduzan on July 23, 1920. Several foundations, among them a museum in his native town, and the Institut d'hygiène sociale established by him, bear his name, as do several prizes.