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Pierre-Joseph Desault (1738-1795), French anatomist and surgeon. Desault was one of the leading surgeons in France at the time. He founded a clinical school of surgery at the Hotel-Dieu de Paris, France, which attracted great numbers of students from all over Europe. He also introduced many improvements to surgical practice and the construction of surgical instruments.
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