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Hist Sci Med. 2004 Jan-Mar;38(1):27-36.

[Guillaume Dupuytren 1777-1835].

[Article in French]

Abstract

Dupuytren's behaviour as a professor, citizen and man can be understood through his psychoanalytical study. Account of a childhood and teenage years without love his exceptional termper led him to realize an innovative work. As a Balzac's hero he never used any compromise either diplomatic solution and his callousness was at the root of his success in life and his practise and he died in the same way as a real wolf. In fact beyond his obvious coldness he concealed a great sensibility which fascinated Parisian people's soul and provoked the admiration of his master or his students. In the Journal des D├ębats the chronicler described him as a "a man who was more suffering his grieves than proud of his glory". Thanks to his clever stubbornness he succeeded in leading his surgery school form art to science. As a frenzied actor he left the surgical stage with panache if not without remorse.

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