Jean Bernard (physician), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Jean Bernard (physician)

French physician & scholar

Date of Birth: 26-May-1907

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 17-Apr-2006

Profession: physician, poet, university teacher, hematologist, Professeur des universités – Praticien hospitalier, oncologist, French Resistance fighter

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About Jean Bernard (physician)

  • Jean Bernard (26 May 1907 in Paris – 17 April 2006 in Paris) was a French physician and haematologist.
  • He was professor of haematology and director of the Institute for Leukaemia at the University of Paris.
  • After graduating in medicine in Paris in 1926 he commenced his laboratory training with the bacteriologist Gaston Ramon at the Pasteur Institute in 1929.
  • In 1932 Bernard gave the first description of the use of high dosage radiotherapy in the treatment of Hodgkin's disease.
  • Bernard's research has ranged from the demonstration of neoplastic nature of leukaemia (1933–1937) to the formulation of methods of treatment.
  • Bernard gave his name to Bernard's syndrome and Bernard-Soulier syndrome.
  • In all, Bernard published 14 textbooks and monographs on haematology.[1] During the German occupation of France, Bernard was active in the French resistance.
  • [2] In 1973, he became a member of the Académie Nationale de Médecine; he was elected at the Académie française on 18 March 1976. In 1981 he was elected as a member of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in the Department of Medical Sciences.
  • In 1983, he was awarded the Artois-Baillet Latour Health Prize.

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