Louis Lataillade (1910-1988)
Thesis: Coutumes et superstitions obstétricales en Afrique du Nord. Thesis (D.M.)–Université d’Alger, 1936. Excerpts PDF
Louis Lataillade was born on August 1, 1910 in Pau (Basses-Pyrénées). He studied at the Lycée de Pau and the Facultés de Médecine in Algiers and Bordeaux. He received his doctorate in medicine in 1936 at the Université d’Alger. He also obtained a Master of Public Health from Harvard University.
Lataillade served as a doctor at the station thermale d’Hammam Righa (1937), health inspector, departmental director of the Hautes-Alpes (1946), director of the experimental center of public health in Soissons (1950), and doctor at the World Health Organization (since 1957). He also represented WHO in Turkey (1963), served as ad joint director of the European bureau of WHO (1968-1972) at Copenhagen, and honorary regional health inspector (since 1968).
Louis Lataillade wrote on medical subjects and published two collections of poems, a novel, and a biography of Algerian leader Abd el-kader. He was decorated a Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur, Croix de guerre 39-45, and Officier de la Santé publique.
“LATAILLADE (Louis, Marie, Auguste).” Who’s Who in France. Qui est qui en France: Dictionnaire biographique de personnalités françaises vivant en France, dans les territoires d’Outre-Mer ou à l’étranger 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.