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Dominique-Jean LARREY

French Dominique-Jean LARREY

French surgeon in Napoleon's Grande Armée

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Born: on July 08, 1766 in Beaudéan, Hautes Pyrénées, France
Died: on July 25, 1842 in Lyon, France


Larrey was born in the little village of Beaudéan, in the Pyrenees as the son of a shoemaker, who later moved to Bordeaux. Larrey was orphaned at the age of 13. He was then raised by his uncle Alexis, who was chief surgeon in Toulouse. After serving a 6-year apprenticeship, he went to Paris to study under Pierre-Joseph Desault, who was chief surgeon at the Hôtel-Dieu de Paris.

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