Jean-Nicolas Corvisart, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean-Nicolas Corvisart

French physician

Date of Birth: 15-Feb-1755

Place of Birth: Dricourt, Grand Est, France

Date of Death: 18-Sep-1821

Profession: physician, professor, anatomist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Jean-Nicolas Corvisart

  • Jean-Nicolas Corvisart-Desmarets (15 February 1755 – 18 September 1821) was a French physician. Born in the French village of Dricourt (now in Ardennes) in 1755, Corvisart translated Leopold von Auenbrugg's Inventum Novum from Latin into French.
  • Corvisart was especially fond of Auenbrugg's use of chest percussion as a diagnostic tool, and began to perfect the technique.
  • He resurrected percussion during the French Revolution after it had fallen out of fashion.
  • Corvisart emphasized the study of symptoms and examined postmortem evidence as well.From 1777 he studied at the Ecole de mĂ©decine in Paris, later qualifying as docteur rĂ©gent of the FacultĂ© de Paris (1782).
  • In 1797, Corvisart began to teach at the Collège de France, where he gained a reputation as an expert in cardiology.
  • Among his students were RenĂ© Laennec, Guillaume Dupuytren, Marie François Xavier Bichat and Pierre Bretonneau.In 1804, Corvisart became the primary physician of NapolĂ©on Bonaparte, who he continued to attend to until Bonaparte's exile to St.
  • Helena Island, October 1815.
  • In 1820 he was made a member of AcadĂ©mie Nationale de MĂ©decine.
  • He died the following year at Courbevoie.

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