Delbet, Pierre

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Delbet, Pierre Gender: M
born on 15 November 1861 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place La Ferté Gaucher, France, 48n47, 3e18
Timezone LMT m3e18 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
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Pierre Delbet


French surgeon remembered for his advocacy of magnesium chloride. During World War I, Delbet was searching for a solution that could cleanse wounds but not damage tissue as traditional antiseptics did. In 1915 he found that magnesium chloride not only worked as an antiseptic, but was also harmless to body tissue. Serendipitously, he discovered that when the magnesium chloride solution was taken orally or intravenously, it appeared to be a remedy for other ailments. Delbet also believed that magnesium was beneficial to the efficiency of white blood cells, which he described in his treatise Politique Préventive du Cancer.

In 1889 he received his medical doctorate, and in 1909 became a professor of clinical surgery in Paris. In 1921 he became a member of the Académie de Médecine.

With Jean-François-Auguste Le Dentu (1841-1926) and others, he was co-publisher of the multi-volume Traité de chirurgie clinique et opératoire (1901 et seq.).

He died on 17 July 1957, aged 95, at La Ferté-Gaucher.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Perthes, Georg (born 17 January 1869). Notes: "Delbet-Mocquot test"
  • associate relationship with Trélat, Ulysse (born 13 August 1828). Notes: Co-authors


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science file quotes Gauquelin.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (MD)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 95)
  • Vocation : Medical : Surgeon
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction