Bretoneau, Pierre

Born: Apr 03, 1778 AD
Died: 1862 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Physicians


1778 - He was born on the 3rd of April at Saint-Georges-sur-Cher, in the Loir-et-Cher département.

1803-1807 - He was the mayor of Chenonceaux.

1815 - He spent 15 years at Chenonceaux gaining experience, wrote his thesis in medicine and then became medical director at the hospital in Tours; which currently bears his name.

1825-1826 - He performed the first successful tracheotomy, distinguished between scarlet fever and diphtheria.

1855 - He studied disease in detail and was the first to think that disease was caused by bacteria, however, a microscope was not available to him and he was unable to confirm his hypothesis.

         - He discovered that the same illness could manifest itself differently in different patients.

1862 - Pierre Bretonneau died.
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