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Carrel, Alexis

Born: 1873 AD
Died: 1944 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Biologists, Surgeon


1873 - Born on June 28th in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France. French surgeon who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for developing a method of suturing blood vessels.

1900 - Carrel received his M.D. from the University of Lyon.

1904 - Carrel left France for the United States, working first at the University of Chicago and then at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York City.

         - During World War I Carrel returned to France, where he helped to develop the Carrel-Dakin method of treating wounds with antiseptic fluids in order to prevent infection.

1912 - Received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

1919-1939 - He continued his work at the Rockefeller Institute until he returned to France.

1941 - He became director of the French Foundation for the Study of Human Problems in Paris.

1944 - Died on November 5th in Paris.


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