Antoine Louis, French surgeon

Antoine Louis, French surgeon

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Caption: Antoine Louis (1723-1792), French surgeon. Louis was trained by his father, a military surgeon, before moving to Paris and working at the Salpetriere hospital. He was professor of physiology for 40 years from 1750. The French inscription refers to his roles as perpetual (lifetime) secretary of the French Royal Academy of Surgeons (Academie Royale de Chirurgie), as professor, Royal Censor, and consultant surgeon to the King's Armies and to the Montpellier Royal Society of Sciences. He was also inspector of the military hospitals and the national charities. He was a doctor of the Faculty of the University of Paris, and an advocate in the French Parliament.

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