Farabeuf, Louis Hubert

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Farabeuf, Louis Hubert Gender: M
born on 6 May 1841 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Bannost-Villegagnon, France, 48n4041, 3e1133
Timezone LMT m3e1133 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 15°22' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 21°35 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 27°24'

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Louis Hubert Farabeuf
photo: Louis-Oscar Roty (1846–1911), license cc-by-sa-3.0


French surgeon who introduced hygiene in French medical schools. His statue dominates the central court of the National School of Medicine in Paris whose main amphitheatre is also named after him. Farabeuf wrote some short surgical booklets (précis) and designed several medical instruments (such as the Farabeuf Elevator) that are still in use today. His passionate writings and descriptions of amputation surgery attracted the attention of writers and scholars interested in the aesthetics of eroticism. Salvador Elizondo wrote a cryptic biography of Farabeuf in which he emphasized and exaggerated the surgeon’s morbid eroticism. Elizondo's work was translated in half a dozen languages. Farabeuf died on 13 August 1910, aged 69, in Beton-Bazoches.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Medical : Surgeon