|PHYSICIAN, BACTERIOLOGIST (FRANCE)|
BORN 9 Mar 1862, Dellys, Boumerdès (Algeria) - DIED 14 Jan 1929, Paris|
REAL NAME Widal, Georges-Fernand-Isidor
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 32, ligne 01, no. 93)
Georges-Fernand Widal was the son of an army surgeon. He studied medicine in Paris and held public demonstrations in pathological anatomy between 1886 and 1888. He became a doctor of medicine in 1889. In 1896 he developed a procedure for diagnosing typhoid fever, known as the Widal test. He published many essays on infectious diseases and was known as a brilliant speaker and lecturer.
In 1911 he was appointed professor of internal pathology and in 1918 of clinical medicine. He held his post until his death in 1929.
Georges-Fernand Widal - Wikipedia