Henri Jules Louis Marie Rendu was born in July 1844 in the Parisian administrative district of Saint-Germain-des Prés. Because his father was an agricultural inspector, Rendu initially intended to pursue a career in agriculture and studied for 2 years at the Agronomic School at Rennes, earning a doctorate in geology. Thereafter, Rendu pursued studies in medicine in Paris, interning under the renowned French clinician Pierre Potain at the Hôpital Saint-Antoine. In 1870, he briefly served as an army surgeon during the Franco-Prussian War. Rendu practiced at a myriad of hospitals in Paris, producing remarkable contributions in clinical medicine.1
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