In his youth, he served as an apprentice-pharmacist in the town of Seyne, while in the meantime studying plants native to the Alps. Up until 1799, he performed military service as a pharmacist third-class in Italy. He later studied medicine in Paris, and in 1805 began work as a pharmacist in the service of Emperor Napoleon. In this role, he served as director of the pharmacy at the Palace Saint-Cloud, a position he maintained during the reigns of Louis XVIII and Charles X.
- Observations sur l'analyse des végétaux suivies d'un travail chimique sur les rhubarbe exotique et indigène, 1803 - Comments on botanical analysis, followed by chemical studies of exotic and native rhubarb.
- Abrégé de médecine pratique, ou Manuel médical d'après les principes de la doctrine physiologique, 1832 - Medical manual on principles of physiological doctrine.
- Nouveau Précis des maladies des enfans fondé sur la doctrine, 1833 - On childhood diseases based on physiological doctrine.
- "This article incorporates translated text based from an equivalent article at the French Wikipedia, source listed as: Amédée Dechambre (1875). Dictionnaire encyclopédique des sciences médicales, tome dix-septième. G. Masson (Paris).
- JSTOR Global Plants (biographical information)
- Biodiversity Heritage Library Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publications
- Index Nominum Genericorum database Clarionea
- IDREF.fr (bibliography)
- Google Search (publications)
- "Author Query for 'Clarion'". International Plant Names Index.
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