Doyen, Eugène-Louis

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Doyen, Eugène-Louis Gender: M
born on 16 December 1859 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Reims, France, 49n15, 4e02
Timezone LMT m4e02 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 23°50' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 15°57 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 12°26'

Eugène-Louis Doyen


French surgeon and pioneer of film and photography in the field of medicine. He studied medicine in Reims and Paris, and later opened a private medical institute in Paris that attracted a wealthy clientele. Doyen was a skilled and innovative physician who introduced several surgical techniques and medical instruments, some of which bear his name today. He was a pioneer in the use of electrosurgery and electrocoagulation, and also marketed a yeast extract he called "mycolysine" for treatment of infectious diseases.

He had a keen interest in photography and cinematography, and performed early experiments of color film, microcinematography and stereoscopic film. He produced numerous films of operations, including a craniectomy, an abdominal hysterectomy, and a surgery for separation of conjoined twins united in the area of the xiphoid process of the sternum. Although his films were popular at medical conferences abroad, they were harshly criticized by his contemporaries in France, who felt that the integrity of their profession had been compromised.

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Source Notes

from Didier Geslain archive


  • Vocation : Medical : Surgeon
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (pioneer of medical film)