Marcel Junod, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Marcel Junod

Swiss physician (1904-1961)

Date of Birth: 14-May-1904

Place of Birth: Neuchâtel, Canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Date of Death: 16-Jun-1961

Profession: physician, university teacher

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Marcel Junod

  • Marcel Junod (May 14, 1904 – June 16, 1961) was a Swiss doctor and one of the most accomplished field delegates in the history of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
  • After medical school and a short position as a surgeon in Mulhouse, France, he became an ICRC delegate and was deployed in Ethiopia during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War, in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, and in Europe as well as in Japan during World War II.
  • In 1947, he wrote a book with the title Warrior without Weapons about his experiences.
  • After the war, he worked for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) as chief representative in China, and settled back in Europe in 1950.
  • He founded the anaesthesiology department of the Cantonal Hospital in Geneva and became the first professor in this discipline at the University of Geneva.
  • In 1952, he was appointed a member of the ICRC and, after many more missions for this institution, was Vice-President from 1959 until his death in 1961.

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