Villemin, Jean Antoine

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Villemin, Jean Antoine Gender: M
born on 24 January 1827 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Prey, France, 48n58, 1e13
Timezone LMT m1e13 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
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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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 6 October 1892 (Age 65)
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  • Work : Gain social status 1868 (Proved that tuberculosis was contagious, not hereditary)

Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol 2/734


  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (TB contagious, not hereditary)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Medical military)