Widal, Georges-Fernand

BORN 9 Mar 1862, Dellys, Boumerdès (Algeria) - DIED 14 Jan 1929, Paris
BIRTH NAME Widal, Georges-Fernand-Isidor
CAUSE OF DEATH cerebral hemorrhage after acute attack of gout
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 32, ligne 01, numéro 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.


The grave of Georges-Fernand Widal at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)


Georges-Fernand Widal - Wikipedia

Wieck, Dorothea

Published: 11 Mar 2018
Last update: 22 Oct 2022