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The Centenary of the Société Anatomique
The Société anatomique, founded in 1826 by Cruveilhier, has recently celebrated its first centenary. Professor Roussy, the chairman, recounted that Cruveilhier, the son of a physician of Limoges, forced by his father to take up the study of medicine against his will, had a horror of dissection and almost fainted when the first cadaver was placed before him. He fled from the dissecting room and soon entered a Catholic seminary with the avowed intention of becoming a priest. But his father compelled him to return to his medical studies, and in a short time he had reached the front ranks. After graduation, he returned to Limoges, but did not succeed in securing the post of chief hospital surgeon. He became for a time professor of operative medicine at the Faculté de médecine de Montpellier, and was then called to Paris by his uncle the
PARIS. JAMA. 1927;88(7):494–495. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680330046021
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