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December 13, 1924


JAMA. 1924;83(24):1935-1936. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660240049022

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Death of Dr. Léon Cheinisse  Dr. Léon Cheinisse, for many years the Paris correspondent of The Journal, was killed in an automobile accident, the middle of November. While walking on one of the side streets, he was struck by a taxi which had turned suddenly to avoid striking a bicyclist, the chauffeur stepping on the accelerator pedal instead of on the brake.Dr. Cheinisse was born at Lupecana, Russia, Feb. 8, 1871. He studied medicine at the University of Montpellier, and became extern in 1891, and hospital intern in 1892. He spent four years in this service and served as secretary to the Société de médecine et de chirurgie of Montpellier. He was graduated as doctor of medicine in 1896. In 1897, on completing his studies, he was awarded the Buisson prize, which is given to students who have distinguished themselves by their scholarship and their services in the hospitals.

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