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Etienne-Jules Bergeron

Born 1817
Died 1900

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French physician, born August 27, 1817, Moret, Seine-et-Marne; died early December 1900.

Biography of Etienne-Jules Bergeron

Jules-Etienne Bergeron received his doctorate in 1845. He became Médecin des hôpitaux in 1850, and successively worked in the Hôpital Saint-Antoine and Sainte-Eugénie in Paris until 1887. That year he was emerited and made médecin d. hôp. honor.

Bergeron was a member of the Académie de médecine from 1865, and in 1887 became secretary of this body. He was also a member of the Comité consulat d’hygiène and from 1884 vice president of the same. Bergeron wrote a large number of articles.

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