Péan, Jules

BORN 21 Nov 1830, Châteaudun, Eure-et-Loire - DIED 30 Jan 1898, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 21)

Jules Péan studied at the college of Chartres and in Paris he studied medicin under Auguste Nélaton. From 1861 onwards he worked as a doctor at Saint Antoine and up to 1893 at Saint Louis. In 1868 he started using hemostatic forceps designed by himself to prevent bleeding during a surgical interventions. He performed several types of operations for the first time ever. In 1870 he married Françoise Henriette Girou of Buzareingues, who was fifteen years his junior. She received many people at their home, but Péan's only hobby was hunting.

Although he never obtained a professorship, he was elected into the Académie Nationale de Médecine on 22 November 1887. In 1892 he built the Hôpital International at 11 rue de la Santé in Paris. He became a Commander of the Legion of Honor in 1893.


The grave of Jules Péan at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)


Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Jules-Émile Péan - Wikipedia

Pechmann, Heinrich, Freiherr von

Published: 15 Dec 2019
Last update: 19 Apr 2022