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Raoul Bensaude

Born 1866
Died 1939

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French physician, 1866-1938.

Biography of Raoul Bensaude

In 1896 Raoul Bensaude and Emile Charles Achard (1860-1944) isolated the paratyphoid bacillus and first used the term paratyphoid fever.

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