Classe di Scienze fisiche, matematiche e naturali

Socio corrispondente dal 07/12/1845
Nato a Saint-Paul, Loira (Francia) il 02/04/1790
Deceduto a Parigi il 13/05/1847


Jacques Lisfranc de St. Martin began his surgical education i Lyon under Viricel, then went to Paris where he became an assistant to Guillaume Dupuytren (1777-1835), and obtained his medical degree in 1813. Following his promotion he was a short time active as an army surgeon - Médecin-adjoint, but in 1814 left the army, and from then on chiefly concerned himself with the improvement of surgical methods.

In 1826 two years after he had been habilitated he got his own department at L'Hôpital de la Pitié in Paris', and soon commenced teaching clinical medicine.

Lisfranc devised many new operations including removal of the rectum, lithotomy in women, and amputation of the cervix uteri. He concerned himself with operational treatments of fractures, surprisingly trying to use the stethoscope for diagnostical purposes. In 1815, with Champesme (no information available), he described a method for the exarticulation at the shoulder joint.


Pubblicazioni consultabili on-line

Mémoire sur de nouvelles applications du stéthoscope de M. le professeur Laennec, Paris, 1823

Maladies de l'utérus: d'après les leçons cliniques de M. Lisfranc, Paris, 1833

Clinique chirurgicale de l'hôpital de la Pitié (Tomo I), Paris, 1841 

Précis de médecine opératoire, Paris, 1845

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