Among the unfortunate victims of the recent disastrous fire in the Charity Bazaar in Paris there is none whose loss is more deeply to be deplored than that of Dr. Henri Feulard—one of the most promising of the younger school of dermatologists in France. Although comparatively a young man, he had made for himself a distinguished reputation as an earnest and enthusiastic worker in this special field. The writer first met him some ten years ago in Paris and was charmed, as was every one with whom he came in contact, with his amiability, his scientific ardor, and his many agreeable personal qualities. He was then on the threshold of a career which, though brief, he has made brilliant by his work as a physician, a writer, as one of the editors of the Annales de Dermatologie et de Syphilographie, and of the Atlas du Musée du Hôpital Saint Louis, and his intelligent activity in other directions.The details we have received of the circumstances of his death, though meager, show that he died a martyr to his heroism and his devotion to duty. He had escaped in safety with his wife, but plunged again into the fiery furnace to rescue his daughter. He was unsuccessful and both perished. It is a noteworthy fact, according to the Journal de Médicine de Paris, that of the 400 men estimated to be in the burning building, all but three escaped with their lives. Of the three who sacrificed themselves in their attempts to rescue others two were doctors.P. A. M.J Cutan Genito-Urin Dis.July 1897;15:345.
Necrology. Arch Dermatol. 1997;133(7):821. doi:10.1001/archderm.1997.03890430021003