Catholic physician and surgeon; born Paris, France, 17 June 1807; died there, 21 September 1873.
Received his doctorate in 1836; wrote a these on the effects of tuberculosis on bone.
Professor at the Paris Hospital Saint Louis where he suggested the ligature of both ends of the arteries in hemorrhages.
Developed plastic surgery, and invented the Nelaton probe with the porcelain knob.
Made noted contributions to pelvic and abdominal surgery.
Personal surgeon of Napoleon III in 1867.
Imperial senator in 1868.
He was a member of the Paris Academy of Medicine and the French Institute of Science.
His best known book on surgery is "".
New Catholic Dictionary