Jacques Mathieu Delpech

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Jacques Mathieu Delpech
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Jacques Mathieu Delpech
Born 1777
Toulouse
Died 28 October 1832
Montpellier
Nationality France
Alma mater University of Paris
Known for orthopedics
Scientific career
Fields surgeon

Jacques Mathieu Delpech (1777 – 28 October 1832) was a French surgeon born in Toulouse.

He earned his doctorate from the University of Paris in 1801 and spent the next several years as a teacher of anatomy in Toulouse. In 1812 be became a surgeon at Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Eloi in Montpellier, where he remained until his death in 1832.

Delpech is best known for his work in orthopedics, and he established a clinic for orthopaedic diseases at Saint-Eloi. There he advocated a surgical process known as "tenotomy" to correct contracture abnormalities of the extremities. He was also a pioneer of skin grafting and rhinoplasty, and is credited for documenting the first rhinoplastic operation in France.[1]

Delpech died when he was shot by a patient on 28 October 1832.[2]

Partial list of works[edit]

  • Réflexions et observations anatomico-chirurgicales sur l’anévrisme (1809), (Translation of Antonio Scarpa's (1752–1832) work on aneurysms).
  • Précis des maladies chirurgicales, (1815)
  • Considérations sur la difformité appelée pied-bots, (1823)
  • Chirurgie clinique de Montpellier, (1823–28) (two volumes)
  • De l’orthomorphie par rapport à l´espèce humaine, two volumes with atlas, (1828).[3]

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References[edit]

  • This article is based on a translation of the equivalent article from the French Wikipedia.
  1. ^ Classics of Science & Medicine, Catalogue 31
  2. ^ Glicenstein, J (Apr 2009). "Pioneers and martyrs: Delpech, Guinard, Pozzi". Annales de chirurgie plastique et esthétique. France. 54 (2): 171–5. PMID 19195756. doi:10.1016/j.anplas.2008.10.014. 
  3. ^ Bibliography of Delpech @ Who Named It

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