Pierre Barbet (physician)

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Pierre Barbet (1884–1961) was a French physician, and the chief surgeon at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Paris.[1]

By performing various experiments, Barbet introduced a set of theories on the crucifixion of Jesus.[2][3][4]

In 1950 he wrote a long study called A Doctor at Calvary which was later published as a book. Barbet stated that his experience as a battlefield surgeon during World War I led him to conclude that the image on the Shroud of Turin was authentic, anatomically correct and consistent with crucifixion.[5]


  1. ^ New Scientist Oct 12, 1978, page 96
  2. ^ Columbia University page of Pierre Barbet on Crucifixion Archived 2009-12-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Frederick Zugibe, 2005, The Crucifixion of Jesus: A Forensic Inquiry Evans Publishing, ISBN 1-59077-070-6
  4. ^ Barbet, Pierre. Doctor at Calvary: The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ As Described by a Surgeon , New York: Image Books, 1963, originally published in 1936.
  5. ^ Bernard Ruffin, 1999, The Shroud of Turin ISBN 0-87973-617-8 page 17