Joseph Lieutaud

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Joseph Lieutaud
Born June 21, 1703
Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Died December 06, 1780
Versailles, Île-de-France, France
Education University of Aix-en-Provence
Occupation Physician
Parents Jean-Baptiste Lieutaud
Louise (de) Garibel
Relatives Pierre Joseph Garidel (maternal uncle)
First page of Précis de la médecine pratique.

Joseph Lieutaud (1703-1780) was a French physician.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Joseph Lieutaud was born on June 21, 1703 at 31 Rue Cardinale in Aix-en-Provence.[1][2] His father was Jean-Baptiste Lieutaud, a lawyer, and his mother, Louise (de) Garibel.[1][2] He started studying botany, following in the wake of his uncle, Pierre Joseph Garidel, and went on to be called upon as a doctor in the Hotel-Dieu in Aix-en-Provence.[1] He graduated from the University of Aix-en-Provence in 1725.[1]

Career[edit]

By 1750, he became a doctor in the royal infirmary, then a pediatrician to the Louis XV court, and eventually the personal physician of King Louis XVI.[1][2]

He published an essay on human anatomy.[1] His Précis de médecine pratique, published in four instalments (between 1760 and 1776), shows how forward-thinking medical sciences were at that time.[1]

Death[edit]

He died on December 06, 1780 in Versailles.[1]

Legacy[edit]

  • A street in the centre of Aix-en-Provence, Rue Lieutaud, is named in his honour.[3]
  • An avenue in the centre of Marseille, Cours Lieutaud, is also named in his honour.[4]

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