Georges Akoun (1927-2018)

Thesis: La micro-électrophorèse sur papier dans la tuberculose pulmonaire : étude statistique et critique à propos de 922 examens chez 327 malades. Thesis (D.M.)–Université d’Alger, 1956. Excerpts PDF

Georges Akoun was born on February 17, 1927 in Algiers. He studied respiratory diseases in Paris and received his Doctorat en Médecine from the Université d’Alger in 1966.

Akoun was a professor at the Université de Paris VI, Faculté de Médecine Saint-Antoine, Pneumology department. He was particularly interested in respiratory diseases (including interstitial pneumonitis of immunologic origin). He was appointed the chief of the Paris hospitals pulmonary division in 1979.

Akoun was a member of the American College of Chest Physicians (1986). He has written a number of articles and books on respiratory diseases and edited “Les entretiens de Tenon” and “Collège de médecine des hôpitaux de Paris: pathologie interne.”


“AKOUN Georges.” Who’s Who in Science in Europe. A biographical guide in science, technology, agriculture and medicine. 7th ed. Volume 2: EC Countries A to F. Harlow, England: Longman Group, 1991.

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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