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March 28, 1964


JAMA. 1964;187(13):1022-1023. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03060260050017

Andral of Paris, sound clinician, respected teacher, and a founder of clinical hematology, was one of three outstanding figures, with Chomel and Louis, in the golden days of 19th century Parisian medicine. Andral was born in Paris and studied medicine in the capital city but in the interim lived in Italy, where his father was personal physician to Murat, Marshal of the Empire and King of Naples. After two years of study at the lycée Louis-leGrand, Andral enrolled with the Faculté de Médecine in 1815. The first years in medicine appear uneventful until he was attracted one day to the classroom of Lerminier, who was in the midst of an autopsy.1 The student-teacher conversation was the beginning of a mutually profitable association; but more important, it awakened Andral to the great possibilities of the correlative pursuit of clinical medicine and pathological anatomy—a pursuit exploited maximally by the Parisian school of

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