The Life and Times of Guillaume Dupuytren, 1777-1835

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Asp / Vubpress / Upa, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 112 pages
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Though Guillaume Dupuytren is famous in medical books as a pioneer of plastic surgery, this intriguing biography is the first to describe his private life and career against the cultural and political landscape of Napoleonic France. As this work details, as the head surgeon of the Hôtel-Dieu hospital, the largest hospital in France, Dupuytren treated not only a large and highly varied number of surgical patients, but also the victims of riots, insurrections, revolutions, and the cholera epidemic of 1832. Following his rise to prominence, this biographical account shows how Dupuytren then become became the surgeon of King Louis XVIII and a friend to powerful figures such as Baron James de Rothschild and Baron Alexander von Humboldt.

  

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Contents

Preface by Robert Van Hee
5
The political situation at the time of Dupuytren
16
Physicians directly involved in the revolution
22
The early years and the climb to the top
28
Hospitals at the time of Dupuytren
40
Dupuytrens working day and work
52
The treatment of a harelip at the time of Dupuytren
66
War surgery at the time of Dupuytren
76
Visit to Cooper in London
84
Belgian students and contemporaries of Dupuytren
94
Illness and death of Dupuytren
102
Epilogue
109
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\Paul Wylock is the president of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery.

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