He graduated from the University of Paris where he studied under Broca. For health reasons he relocated to Cannes but continued to work in Paris during the long vacation periods granted to patients in sanatoriums.
In 1908 he presented his first study of intradermal injections to the French Academy of Sciences and published this work in 1910, and in the following years the intradermal test replaced the subcutaneous test (Pirquet test).
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- La syphilis Nerveuse Latente et les Stigmates Merveux de la Syphilis. Paris, 1904.
- Intradermo-reaction de la tuberculine. Comptes rendus de l’Académie des sciences, Paris, 1908, 147, 355-357.
- Charles Mantoux. WhoNamedIt.
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