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Charles-Pierre Denonvilliers - bibliography

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French anatomist and surgeon, born February 4, 1808, Paris; died July 5, 1872.


  • Propositions et observations d’anatomie, de physiologie et de pathologie.
    Doctoral thesis, 1837.
  • Déterminer les cas qui indiquent l'application du trépan sur les os du crâne.
    Surgical concours-thesis, 1839.
  • Description des os malades du musée Dupuytren. Paris, 1842.
  • Compendium de chirurgie pratique. 3 volumes, Paris, 1845-1861.
    With Auguste Bérard (1802-1846) and Athanase Léon Gosselin (1815-1887).
  • Comparison des deux systèmes musculaires. Anatomical concours-thesis, 1846.
  • Traité theorique et practique des maladies des yeux.
    With Athanase Léon Gosselin. Paris, Labe, 1855. 955 pages. Biographical:
  • August Hirsch (1817-1894), publisher:
    Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte aller Zeiten und Völker.
    2nd edition. Berlin, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1929.
    First published in 6 volumes 1884-1888. 3rd edition, München 1962.
  • R. H. Ivy:
    Who originated the Z-plasty? (Charles Pierre Denonvilliers).
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hagerstown MD, January 1971, 47 (1): 67-72.
  • Richard Toellner:
    Illustrierte Geschichte der Medizin. Andreas & Andreas Verlag, Salzburg, 1990.
    Titel der Originalausgabe: Histoire de la Médicine, de la Pharmacie, de l'Art Dentaire et de l'Art Véterinaire. Paris 1978.

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