Le Fort, René
|Birthname||René Léon Le Fort|
|born on||30 March 1869 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )|
|Place||Lille, France, 50n38, 3e04|
|Timezone||LMT m3e04 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||10°06' 19°56 Asc. 16°31'|
French surgeon remembered for creating a classification for fractures of the face. He was a nephew to surgeon Léon Clément Le Fort (1829–1893), who introduced a surgical operation for uterine prolapse.
In 1901 René Le Fort published a treatise called Étude expérimentale sur les fractures de la mâchoire supérieure involving his experiments with maxillary fractures of the skull. To perform these experiments, Le Fort used intact cadaver heads, and delivered blunt forces of varying degrees of magnitude, as well as from different directions. From these tests, he determined that predictable patterns of fractures are the result of certain types of injuries, and concluded that there are three predominant types of mid-face fractures.
He died on 30 March 1951, aged 82, in Lille.
- other kin relationship with Le Fort, Léon Clément (born 5 December 1829). Notes: Uncle/ nephew
Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate (acte n° 1450) from the online Lille archives.
- Family : Childhood : Family noted
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
- Vocation : Medical : Surgeon
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Le Fort I/II/III fractures")