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Who is Alexis Carrel?
Alexis Carrel was a French surgeon and biologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912 for pioneering vascular suturing techniques. He invented the first perfusion pump with Charles A. Lindbergh opening the way to organ transplantation. Like many intellectuals before World War II he promoted eugenics. He was a regent for the French Foundation for the Study of Human Problems during Vichy France which implemented the eugenics policies there; his association with the Foundation led to investigations of collaborating with the Nazis but no conclusions were reached by the investigations. He faced constant media attacks towards the end of his life over his alleged involvement with the Nazis.
- also known as Dr. Alexis Carrel
- born on (142 years ago) in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon
- nationality: United States of America, France
- religion: Catholicism
- education: University of Lyon
- profession: Physician, surgeon, biologist
- died on (71 years ago) in Paris of myocardial infarction
- written works: "Man, The Unknown"
- award: - Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ("in recognition of his work on vascular suture and the transplantation of blood vessels and organs.")
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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)
A Loose-leaf and Self-revising Reference Work ... with 515 Illustrations and Ninety-six Maps
ALEXIS CARREL CARREL, NICHOLAS ARMAND, a French writer, born in Rouen, ...
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Carrel's method, mixture, treatment (kar- elzO [Alexis Carrel, French surgeon in New York, born 1873]. See under method, mixture, and treatment. Carrel-Dakin fluid. See under fluid. Carrier (kar'e-er). An individual who has recovered from an ...
Alexis Carrel, "On the Experimental Surgery of the Thoracic Aorta and the Heart, " in Annals of Surgery (ib., 1910); F. A. Albee, "Report of Bone Transplantation ...
A Comprehensive Reference Work by Thomas Edward Finegan
Alexis Carrel, of the Rockefeller ...
by Thomas Lathrop Stedman
[Alexis Carrel, French pathologist in New York, *i873.] End-to-end suture of blood vessels, permitting of the transplantation of large segments of limbs and of entire organs. C.'s mixture, paraffin melting at 520 C, 18 ; ...
[Alexis Carrel, French surgeon in New York, born 1873]. See under method, mixture, and treatment. Carrel-Dakin fluid. See under fluid. carrier (kar'e-er). An individual who has recovered from an ...
An International Work of Reference by John Huston Finley
Then Alexis Carrel (q.v.) proceeded to preserve other tissues outside of the body and even transplanted organs and limbs from man to man. During the course of the Great War a number of diseases were reported among soldiers in the ...
Alexis Carrel, who received the prize in medicine in 1912.
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