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Robert Debré

Born  1882
Died  1978

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French paediatrician and bacteriologist, 1882-1978.

Biography of Robert Debré

Robert Debré worked in Paris. He wrote on many aspects of pediatrics including an excellent book on measles in 1926. The Hôpital Robert Debré in Reims is named for him.

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