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 Alexis Boyer

Alexis Boyer

Birth
Correze, Departement de la Corrèze, Limousin, France
Death 23 Nov 1833 (aged 76)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 7291 · View Source
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Surgeon. The son of a tailor. He obtained his first medical knowledge in the shop of a barber surgeon. When he moved to Paris, he had the good fortune to attract the attention of renowned surgeons Antoine Louis and Pierre-Joseph Desault. Alexis continued in a course of action even in the face of difficulty at his profession, and became notorious for his anatomical knowledge and surgical dexterity. At the age of 37 he was appointed second surgeon to the Hôtel-Dieu in Paris. On the establishment of the École de Sante, he was named chair of operative surgery, but soon exchanged it for the chair of clinical surgery. Alexis specialized in urological pathology, especially disorders of micturition. Alexis was a cautious and finicky physician, he never seemed to trust the new innovations in treatment. He practiced and wrote with skill and sense. His two masterworks are Trait complet de l'anatomie (in 4 vols., 1797–1799), of which a fourth edition appeared in 1815, and Trait des maladies chirurgicales et des operations qui leur conviennent (in 2 vols., 1814–1826), of which a newer edition in seven volumes was published in 1844–1853 with additions by his son, Philippe Boyer. He was the first surgeon of Napoleon 1st, baron of the empire, he left a considerable number of written works covering the whole of external pathology. A large portion of his work dealt with cancerous diseases. On the fall of Napoleon, Alexis's merits secured him the favor of the succeeding sovereigns of France, and he was consulting surgeon to Louis XVIII, Charles X, and Louis Philippe. In 1825 Boyer succeeded J. F. L. Deschamps (1740–1824) as surgeon-in-chief at Hôpital de la Charité, and was chosen a member of the Institute. He died in Paris.

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  • Added: 28 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7291
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexis Boyer (1 Mar 1757–23 Nov 1833), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7291, citing Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .