Jean Fernel - French physician who introduced the term "physiology" to describe the study of the bodys function.
First to desribe the spinal canal.
Name: Pierre Charles Alexandre Louis
Birth Date: 1787 Death Date: 1872
Place of Birth: Marne, France Place of Death: France
Nationality: French Gender: Male
The French physician Pierre Charles Alexandre Louis (1787-1872) was the founder of the "numerical method" in medicine--that
is, medical statistics--and the champion of exact observation and conservative deduction in medical studies.
Luc Montaigner - AIDS researcher and co-discover of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Philippe Pinel - French physician and psychiatrist, born April 20, 1745, Saint-André, département Tarn; died October
25, 1826, Paris. He was the son of a barber surgeon of small means who practiced in St.-Paul-Cap-de-Joux, a village between
Castres and Toulouse. His mother, Élisabeth Dupuy, came from a family that had since the seventeenth century produced a number
of physicians, apothecaries, and surgeons. Pinel was married in 1792 to Jeanne Vincent; of their three sons, one, Scipio,
became a specialist in mental illness. Having been widowed in 1811, Pinel was married again in 1815, to Marie-Madeleine Jacquelin-Lavallée.
Pinel was life physician to Napoleon, but rejected the offer of becoming court physician, as this would take his efforts away
from his work as a clinical physician, scientist and teacher. He was made Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur in 1804.
A statue in his honour stands outside the Salpêtrière in Paris.
Lewis Pasteur - The Pasteur Institute isolated the AIDS virus and is responsible for significant research in the
field of medicine.