Villemin, Jean Antoine
|born on||24 January 1827 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )|
|Place||Prey, France, 48n58, 1e13|
|Timezone||LMT m1e13 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||03°53' 25°19 Asc. 02°44'|
French military physician who, in 1868, proved that tuberculosis was contagious rather than hereditary as had formerly been thought. Villemin observed that otherwise healthy young men were developing TB while living in crowded barracks, and through his experiments on rabbits, he proved that quarantine was an effective means of stopping the spread of the disease. His discovery revolutionized the way tuberculosis victims were treated and was the first real step toward control of the disease.
Villemin died on 10/6/1892.
- Death, Cause unspecified 6 October 1892 (Age 65)
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- Work : Gain social status 1868 (Proved that tuberculosis was contagious, not hereditary)
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- Notable : Famous : First in Field (TB contagious, not hereditary)
- Vocation : Medical : Physician
- Vocation : Military : Military career (Medical military)