Alphonse Devergie (1798-1879)

Interne des Hôpitaux de Paris in 1816, physician of the Paris Hospitals in 1834, Devergie succeeded to Biett in 1840 in Saint-Louis where he made all his career until he retired in 1867. In 1854, Devergie published a textbook entitled "Traité pratique des maladies de la peau" and in 1857 published the first case of pityriasis rubra pilaris.

In 1874, Devergie was elected as President of the Academy of Medicine. When he retired, Devergie gave the Assistance publique (administration of the hospitals in Paris) his personnal collection of dermatological watercolours that allowed to create the first museum of Saint-Louis hospital later enriched by the wax moulages.


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