Pierre Solomon Ségalas d'Etchépare

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Pierre Salomon Ségalas d'Etchépare
Pierre Salomon Segalas. Reproduction of lithograph by Maurin Wellcome V0005355.jpg
Pierre Salomon Ségalas d'Etchépare
Born (1792-08-01)1 August 1792
Died 19 October 1875(1875-10-19) (aged 83)
Nationality French
Known for "speculum for urethra"
Scientific career
Fields medicine

Pierre Salomon Ségalas d'Etchépare (1 August 1792 – 19 October 1875) was a French physician. He is noted for creating the "speculum for urethra", the precursor to the endoscope, which was presented in 1826 to the Academy of Science in Paris, and for the idea of practising an exclusive speciality.[1]


  1. ^ Ségal, Alain (2008). "Outline of the work of Pierre Salomon Ségalas of Etchépare (1792-1875)". Histoire des sciences médicales. France. 42 (2): 199–204. ISSN 0440-8888. PMID 19230322.