Claude Bernard

[Claude Bernard] Catholic physiologist, born near Villefranche, France, 12 July 1813; died Paris, France, 10 February 1878. In 1839 he became interne to Magendie, professor of medicine at the College de France, whom he was to succeed in 1855. First professor of physiology at the Sorbonne. Engaging in research work in physiology, he studied the pancreas and discovered the glycogenic function of the liver and the vasomotor system. Researched the physiological results of poison, particularly carbon monoxide. He wrote many articles on physiology. He was honored with a state funeral from Notre Dame cathedral.

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