Claude Bernard

Claude Bernard

Birth
Saint-Julien, Departement du Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France
Death 10 Feb 1878 (aged 64)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 20, #2
Memorial ID 9585888 · View Source
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Scientist. A pioneering physiologist, he did monumental research in the physiology of muscle tissue. He discovered the pancreas produced substances that break down molecules of fat, and most digestion occurred in the small intestines, not the stomach as had previously been thought. He also discovered that red blood cells carried oxygen, and that carbon monoxide could replace the oxygen leading to death. His death was caused by a kidney infection. Bernard's funeral was arranged by the government of France and was the first so for any French scientist.

Bio by: Tim Joyce


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 9585888
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Claude Bernard (12 Jul 1813–10 Feb 1878), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9585888, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .