Alphonse Guérin

Surgeon, Deceased Person

1816 – 1895

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Who was Alphonse Guérin?

Alphonse François Marie Guérin was a French surgeon who was a native of Ploërmel.

He studied medicine in Paris, and in 1850 became a surgeon of Parisian hospitals. During his career, he practiced surgery at the Lourcine, Cochin, Hôpital Saint-Louis and Hôtel-Dieu. In 1868 he became a member of the French Académie Nationale de Médecine.

In 1870, Guérin introduced the practice of using cotton-wool bandages for prevention of wound infections. He described a horizontal fracture of the maxilla immediately above the teeth and palate, that is known today as a "Le Fort I fracture", or sometimes as a "Guérin fracture".

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Born
Aug 9, 1816
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Died
Feb 21, 1895

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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