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June 20, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(25):685-686. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391000013003

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On May 16 the statue of Bouillaud, member and president of the Academy of Medicine, professor and dean of the Faculté of Paris, and member of the Institute, was unveiled at his native place, Angoulême. Few memorials of scientific men have been more deserved than this; the work of Bouillaud extended over the greater part of a century, and in its variety and magnitude it was such as but few men are capable of performing. As is the case with so many of the best workers in science, he commenced life in great poverty, which though sometimes the evil sister of genius is often the mother of success and fortune. Though his medical studies were interrupted, like those of Broussais in 1792, by a call to the service of the army in 1815, they were resumed immediately on the completion of the campaign of Paris. He was graduated in medicine

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