Louis Jacques Bégin
He began his medical studies in the military hospital at Metz, subsequently serving as an assistant surgeon in the Napoleonic Wars (Russian and German campaigns). From 1815 he was associated with the civil hospital in Strasbourg, followed by an appointment at Val de Grace. In 1823 he obtained his doctorate at the University of Strasbourg, where in 1832 he became a lecturer in anatomy, physiology and surgery. Among his students at Strasbourg was obstetrician François Joseph Herrgott (1814–1907). From 1835 he worked in Paris.
In 1832 he was appointed surgeon-major, and in 1842 became a member of the Conseil de santé des armées (Sanitary council of the French armies), of which he served as president from 1850 to 1857. In 1847 he was elected president of the Académie de Médecine.
- Traité Thérapeutique Rédigé Suivant les Principes de la Nouvelle Doctrine Médicale, two volumes, 1825.
- Traité de Physiologie Pathologique, two volumes, 1828.
- Etudes sur le Service de Santé Militaire en France, 1849.
- "Louis Jacques Bégin, 1793–1859: carabin de l'Empire" by Maurice Cren; Glyphe, 2009 – 403 pages.
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