- Léon Labbé
Léon Labbé (
September 29, 1832- March 21, 1916) was a French surgeonand politician who was born in the village of Le Merleraultin the department of Orne. He was an uncle to physician Charles Labbé (1851-1889), who first described the inferior anastomoticvein (vein of Labbé).
From 1856 to 1860 Labbé was a hospital interne in
Paris, and in 1861 earned his medical doctorate. Afterwards he was a surgeon at several hospitals in Paris, including the Hôpital Beaujon, where he was chief-surgeon for several years. In 1879 he became a member of the " Académie de Médecine".
In 1892 he was elected to the Senate for the Department of Orne. Here he introduced various laws of interest to the medical community, including the 1914 "Loi Labbé" (Labbé Law), which provided compulsory anti
typhoidvaccinations for French soldiers.
* Associated eponym:
* "Labbé triangle": Location where the
stomachis normally in contact with the abdominal wall.
* cite book
publisher=Mariani & Co.
* [http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/omd?Labbe's+triangle Online Medical Dictionary]
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