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November 1931


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(5):865-867. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010877013

Lucien Jacquet was born at Saviart, France, on Oct. 29, 1860, being the oldest of eleven children. His father was originally a notary and mayor of the little community. On the advice of a friend he moved to Limoges and became a distiller. This venture was a very flourishing one, and he was able to provide good schooling for all of his offspring. Lucien was educated at the College of Saint-Martial as well as in the Medical School of Limoges. A brilliant student, he was the laureate of his class and later an intern. Late in 1883, young Jacquet moved to Paris and passed the intern examination. During his four year internship he worked under two men who influenced him to a profound degree, Besnier and Debove. The former, who united a comprehensive grasp of general pathology with a method of minute analysis of skin lesions, induced Jacquet to take

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