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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
RUHRÄH J. JOSEPH RAULIN 1708-1784. Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(6):1309-1311. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950190151015