Dechambre, Amédée

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Dechambre, Amédée Gender: M
born on 12 January 1812 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Sens, France, 48n12, 3e17
Timezone LMT m3e17 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 20°47' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 21°19 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 06°49'

Amédée Dechambre (1877)
photo: Gualbert, license gfdl


French physician and medical writer best known as being the managing editor of the Dictionnaire encyclopédique des sciences médicales, an encyclopedic medical dictionary that was published from 1864 to 1889 and spread out over 100 volumes. With Mathias-Marie Duval and Léon Lereboullet, he was co-editor of Dictionnaire usuel des sciences médicales.

He studied medicine in Paris, where he also worked as a hospital intern. In 1844 he received his medical doctorate from the University of Strasbourg with the dissertation-thesis "Sur l’hypertrophie concentrique du cœur et les déviations de l'épine par rétraction musculaire". From 1838 to 1853 he worked as an editor of the "Gazette médicale de Paris", and he was the founder of the medical-surgical newspaper "Gazette hebdomadaire de médecine et de chirurgie".

In 1865 he became an honorary member of the Société Médicale Allemande de Paris. In 1875, he was elected as a member of the Académie de Médecine.

He died on 4 January 1886 in Paris, aged 73, following a stroke.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate (acte n°12) from the online Yonne archives: "deux heures du matin" (2 AM). No data in margin.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (MD)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Medical)