Gaspard Adolphe Chatin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Gaspard Adolphe Chatin

French botanist

Date of Birth: 30-Nov-1813

Place of Birth: Tullins, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Date of Death: 13-Jan-1901

Profession: university teacher, pharmacologist, botanist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Gaspard Adolphe Chatin

  • Gaspard Adolphe Chatin (30 November 1813 – 13 January 1901) was a French physician, mycologist and botanist who was born in Isère, and died in Les Essarts-le-Roi.
  • He was the first to prove that goiter was related of iodine deficiencies. He studied at the Faculté de Médecine in Paris and received his doctorate in May 1840.
  • In 1841, he became Chief Pharmacist of the Beaujon Hospital in Paris.
  • and in 1859, at the Hôtel-Dieu de Paris.
  • He taught botany at the Ecole Superieure de Pharmacie, which he directed from 1874.
  • In April 1886, there were student riots at the school, and his dismissal was demanded.
  • He retired in August 1886 with the title of honorary director. He was a member of the Académie Nationale de Médecine (1853) and the Académie des Sciences (1874).
  • He was a member of the Société Botanique de France, which he led in 1862, 1878, 1886 and 1896.
  • In 1878, he became an Officer of the Legion d'honneur. His son was the botanist and zoologist Joannes Charles Melchior Chatin (1847–1912).

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