|born on||30 July 1858 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )|
|Place||Beaufort-sur-Gervanne, France, 44n4644, 5e0836|
|Timezone||LMT m5e0836 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||06°55' 27°54 Asc. 17°20'|
French physician, chief medical officer and biologist whose major contribution to science was his demonstration that the intermediates in the transmission of bubonic plague from rats to humans are the fleas Xenopsylla cheopis that dwell on infected rats.
Simond also had a keen interest in botany; during his stay as a colonial doctor in Indochina from 1914 until 1917, he collected orchids and had a local artist create watercolor paintings of them. He amassed a collection of 226 watercolour paintings of 3,226 different species of orchids which were presented to the Phanerogamie of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in 1947.
Paul-Louis Simond died in Valence, Drôme, France on 3 March 1947 at the age 88.
Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #677 .
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Yellow fever)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
- Vocation : Medical : Physician
- Vocation : Science : Biology