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Paul Ravaut

Born 1872
Died

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French physician, born August 2, 1872, Saint-Cloud, département Seine-et-Oise.

Biography of Paul Ravaut

Paul Ravaut studied at Paris and received his doctorate in 1901. Here he became Médecin at the Hôpital Saint-Louis. His research concerns cytodiagnostics (with F. Widal), the cerebrospinal fluid in syphilitics, levurine, tuberculids, and the ultratuberculosis virus.

Ravaut was a member of the Académie de médecine.

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