Paul-Émile Duroux (1914- )

Thesis: De l’iléo-hémicolectomie droite en deux temps dans les fistules complexes de l’iléon terminal. Thesis (D.M.)–Université d’Alger, 1940. Excerpts PDF

Paul-Émile Duroux was born on July 17, 1914 in Oullins (Rhône). He studied at the Lycée et Faculté de medicine de Lyon, but did his thesis at the Université d’Alger in 1940 due to the German occupation of France from 1941-1944.

He was the chief of the surgical clinic (1945-1948), chef des travaux of the Institut d’anatomie (1950), assistant surgeon at the hôpitaux de Lyon (1952), and Professor of anatomy (from 1952). He was Président-directeur général of the Clinique des Brotteaux, member of the Collège international des chirurgiens, member of the Jury du concours d’aggregation, Directeur adjoint of the Centre d’étude des problèmes médicaux européens (since 1958).

He was also administrator of the Maison de l’Europe, mayor of Lavandou, president of the Association general des médecins du Rhône, and national Vice-president of the Association general des médecins de France. He was also president of the Société linnéenne and of the Société d’archéologie de Lyon.

Duroux was known for his work as a surgeon and anthropologist. He made instructional films for surgery which won prizes in Geneva (1948) and New York (1952). He also wrote a number of books related to human evolution. He was decoraded as a Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur and as an Officier des Palmes académiques.

Sources:

“DUROUX (Paul-Emile).” Who’s Who in France. Qui est qui en France: Dictionnaire biographique de personnalités françaises vivant en France, dans les territoirs d’Outre-Mer ou à l’étrangèr et de personnalités étrangères résidant en France. 14th ed. (1979-1980). Paris: Editions Jacques Lafitte, 1979.

Biographies of selected authors from the New York Academy of Medicine Collection of International Medical Theses written by Kristin W. Andrews, B.A., M.S.L.S.

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