Verdeil, François (1747-1832), physician, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Verdeil, François, 1747-1832.
MSS.4920-4923, 6113-6116
  • Archives and manuscripts

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Personal papers, including correspondence and Clinical Case books, 1787-1820. In addition to the case books, the correspondence mainly relate to his treatment of patients, with some letters relating to the treatment of his wife. There are also some administrative papers concerning the establishment of a Collège de Médecine at Lausanne.



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Biographical note

Verdeil was an eminent Swiss physician and scientist who practised at Lausanne. He began to practise in 1770 (see MS.4921) and rose to become President of the Bureau de Santé for the city and Vice-President of the Collège de Médecine at Lausanne from 1797. In the latter he succeeded Samuel Auguste André David Tissot (1728-1797). In 1799 he became head of the Swiss Army Medical Services.

Related material

At Wellcome Collection:

Letters relating to Samuel Auguste André David Tissot (1728-1797), who preceded Verdeil as Vice-President of the Collège de Médecine at Lausanne, can be found at MS.7750.

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