Widal, Georges-Fernand

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.

Images

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

 

Sources
Georges-Fernand Widal - Wikipedia


Wieck, Dorothea

Published: 11 Mar 2018
Last update: 11 Mar 2018