Alfred François Donné

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Alfred François Donné
Born13 September 1801
Noyon, Oise
Died7 March 1878 (1878-03-08) (aged 76)
Known forTrichomonas vaginalis
Scientific career
Doctoral studentsLéon Foucault

Alfred François Donné (13 September 1801 – 7 March 1878) was a French bacteriologist and doctor. He was born in Noyon, France, and died in Paris. Donné was the discoverer of Trichomonas vaginalis and leukemia. He was also the inventor of the photomicrography.

Léon Foucault was his student and laboratory assistant, and he remained a friend and supporter of Foucault until the latter's death.


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