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Paul Reclus

Born  1847
Died  1914

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French surgeon, born January 17, 1847, Orthez, département Basses-Pyrénées; died July 29, 1914, Paris.

Biography of Paul Reclus

Paul Reclus studied at Paris and received his doctorate from that university in 1876. He became chirurgien des hôpitaux in 1879, 1880 agrégé, and in 1895 professor at the Paris medical faculty. He was a member of the Académie de Médecin. Reclus was an excellent surgeon and a pioneer in the use of local anaesthetics in France.


  • Du tubercule du testicule et de l'orchite tuberculeuse. Versailles, 1876.
  • Des ophtalmies sympathiques. Versailles, 1878.
  • Des mesures propres à ménager le sang pendant les opérations chirurgicales. Versailles, 1880.
  • De la syphilis du testicule. 1882.
  • Clinique et critique chirurgicale. 1884.
  • Manuel de pathologie externe. 1885.
  • Maladies communes à tous les tissues; maladies des tissues. Versailles, 1885-1887.
  • Cliniques chirurgicales de l’Hôtel-Dieu. Versailles, 1888.
  • Cliniques chirurgicales de la Pitié. Versailles, 1894.
  • La cocaïne en chirurgie. Versailles, 1895.
  • L’anesthésie localisée par la cocaïne. Versailles, 1903.
  • Cliniques de la Charité sur la chirurgie journalière. Versailles, 1909.

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