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Pierre-Emile Launois

Born  1856
Died  1914-03-18

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French physician, born 1856, Miremont, Marne; died March 18, 1914, Paris.

Biography of Pierre-Emile Launois

Pierre-Emile Launois commenced his studies in Reims, then continued in Paris, where he became externe 1878, interne 1879, received his doctorate in 1885, and became médecin des hôpitaux in 1895, professeur agrégé of histology in 1898. He was particularly known for his investigations of the pituitary. He later concentrated his efforts exclusively to the Hôpital Lariboisière.


  • Manuel d'anatomie microscopique et d'histologie.
    With Henri Morau (1860-). Paris, 1891; 2nd edition, 1900.
  • Manuel des travaux pratiques d'histologie. Paris, 1897.
  • Conférences d'histologie appliquée sur les muqueuses.
    Paris, 1905.
  • Les pères de la biologie. Paris, 1905.
  • Les nouveaux traitements dans les malades nerveuses.
    With A. Porot. Paris, 1907.

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