- Auguste Nélaton
Auguste Nélaton (
June 17, 1807– September 21, 1873) was a French physicianand surgeon. Born at Paris, he began studying medicinein 1828and was graduated as an M.D.in 1836with a thesis on the effects of tuberculosison the bones. Three years later, he became a professor at the Hôpital St. Louis with a habilitation on breast tumors. From 1851to 1867, he was a full professor, a post he abandoned when he became the personal surgeon of Napoleon III. Ramón Emeterio Betances—Puerto Rican pro-independence leader, surgeon and Légion d'honneurlaureate—was one of Nélaton's prominent students. [Ojeda Reyes, Félix, "El Desterrado de París", pp. 20, 29–30] In 1868, he was appointed Imperial Senator.
Nélaton worked in
plastic surgery. He was the first to propose the ligatureof the two ends of arteriesin hemorrhages, invented the porcelain-knobbed probe for locating bullets known as Nélaton's probe, and made noted contributions to pelvic and abdominal surgery.
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