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Pediatric Biographies
June 1933


Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(6):1309-1311. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950190151015

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Joseph Raulin was born in 1708 at Aiguetinte, and after receiving his doctor's degree he practiced first at Nérac, in Gasgony, where his talents showed themselves to be worthy of a wider field; so he removed to Paris. Little is recorded concerning his life, but he was a "joiner" and a member of many learned societies, not only of France but also of Italy and of England. He was a medical councilor-in-ordinary to the King and a royal censor. He was a prolific writer, and over a dozen treatises exist to prove his industry. The treatises cover all sorts of subjects, from tapeworm to the properties and uses of mineral waters and the use of coal as a fertilizer. He also wrote on gynecology and children, and his book on the latter subject is best known. He wrote two works on disturbances caused by variations in the air and by

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