Petit, Marc-Antoine

BORN 3 Nov 1766, Lyon - DIED 7 Jul 1811, Villeurbanne
GRAVE LOCATION Lyon: Cimetière de Loyasse, 43, rue du Cardinal-Gerlier (81)

Surgeon from Lyons who was most important as an educator. He was the founder of the first anatomical cabinet in Lyons in 1796. He was the head surgeon at the Grand Hôtel-Dieu (1793-1799). In 1800 he became a member of the Academy at Lyons.

His "Essai sur la médicine du coeur" is a poetical series of reflections on human relations in the medical profession. His tomb is the oldest at the Loyasse cemetery and a street was named after him in Lyons. His pupil Antoine Lusterbourg (1775-1851) was buried beside him.


The grave of Marc-Antoine Petit at the Loyasse cimetière, Lyon.
Picture by Androom (03 Dec 2007)


• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des tombes d'hommes célèbres, Le Cherche Midi, Paris, 2003

Petri, Elio

Published: 12 Jul 2008
Last update: 16 May 2020