Guérin, Alphonse

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Guérin, Alphonse Gender: M
Alphonse François Marie Guérin
born on 9 August 1816 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Ploërmel, France, 47n56, 2w24
Timezone LMT m2w24 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 16°38' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°14 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 18°35'


French surgeon, a specialist in urologic surgery, known for genitourinary terms that contain his name including "Guérin's glands" (today referred to as periurethral glands, or as Skene's glands), "Guérin's sinus" (the lacuna magna; a diverticulum or cul-de-sac behind Guérin's valve), and "Guérin's valve" (a fold or valve of mucous membrane in the navicular fossa).

In 1870, Guérin introduced the practice of using cotton-wool bandages for prevention of wound infections. He described a horizontal fracture of the maxilla immediately above the teeth and palate, that is known today as a "Le Fort I fracture", or sometimes as a "Guérin fracture".

He died on 21 February 1895, aged 78, in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Medical : Surgeon
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Guérin's glands," "Guérin's sinus," "Guérin's valve," "Guérin fracture")