Georges Fabiani (1908-1987)

Thesis: Contribution à l’étude des antivirus. Thesis (D.M.)–Université d’Alger, 1934. Excerpts PDF

Georges Fabiani was born in Algiers on July 11, 1908. He passed the baccalauréat before he turned 16 and pursued his studies in medicine at the Faculté de Médecine in Algiers and the Institut Pasteur in Paris. He was particularly interested in bacteriology and infectious diseases and continued to study those subjects throughout his career.

Fabiani earned a Doctorat en Médecine from the Université d’Alger in 1934. He served as an intern (1928), then doctor (1938) at the hospitals in Algiers. In 1946 he became a member of the faculty in the department of bacteriology. Following the Algerian War of Independence, Fabiani served as a professor in Grenoble (1962) and Rennes (1970). He retired in 1977, after 50 years in medicine and research, but continued to work for the Conseil Supérieur d’Hygiène and to publish in the field.

He was decorated as a Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur and was a laureate of the Académie des sciences and of the Académie nationale de médecine.

Fabiani died on July 12, 1987 at the age of 80.


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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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