François Chopart

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François Chopart
Born20 October 1743
Died9 June 1795 (1795-06-10) (aged 51)
Known forurological surgery
Scientific career
InstitutionsÉcole pratique

François Chopart (20 October 1743 – 9 June 1795) was a French surgeon born in Paris.

X-ray of a foot after "Chopart's amputation"

He was trained in medicine at the Hôtel-Dieu, Pitié and the Bicêtre hospitals. In 1771 he became a professor of practical surgery at the École pratique in Paris, and in 1782 succeeded Toussaint Bordenave (1728–1782) as chair of physiology.

Chopart was a pioneer of urological surgery, putting emphasis on dealing with the urinary tract as a whole. In 1791/92 he published the two-volume Traité des maladies des voies urinaires.[1]

With Pierre-Joseph Desault (1744–1795), he was author of the surgical treatise Traité des maladies chirurgicales et des opérations qui leur conviennent. There are three eponyms associated with the foot that are named after him:

In 1795 François Chopart died in Paris during a cholera epidemic.


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