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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At the time of Dupuytren's birth in 1777, France was still governed by an absolute monarch, Louis XVI. When Dupuytren died in 1835, he had lived through two revolutions (1789 and 1830), a republic, a Directoire', a consulate, an empire under Napoleon and another two royal restorations under Louis XVIII and Charles X. Dupuytren was always closely involved in these historic events because he was in direct contact with the leading figures from the different periods, both privately and professionally. He played an important role in the organisation and reorganisation of medical surgical education. As the head surgeon' of the Hotel-Dieu hospital, the largest hospital in France, he treated not only a large and highly varied number of surgical patients, but also the victims of riots, insurrections, revolutions and wars, as well as victims of the cholera epidemic of 1832..."
 

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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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