Victor Fourgeaud

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Victor J. Fourgeaud
Died 1875 (aged 59–60)
Occupation Doctor, Legislator

Victor Fourgeaud was a San Francisco doctor and legislator. He is known for his work on epidemic of diphtheria in California.[1] Fourgeaud made use of acid for treatment of diphtheria, which was probably ineffective.[2]


  1. ^ Fourgeaud, Victor J. (1858). Diphtheritis: a concise historical and critical essay on the late epidemic pseudo-membranous sore throat of California (1856-7), with a few remarks illustrating the diagnosis, pathology, and treatment of the disease. California: Sacramento : J. Anthony & Co., 1858. 
  2. ^ "Diphtheria Timeline". History of Vaccines. Retrieved 29 November 2012.  Click through to "Toward Diphtheria Immunization" timeline, and choose "1856: Diphtheria in California."