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Alexis Carrel

French surgeon and biologist

1873   -   1944

country of citizenship: France
language of expression: French
educated at: University of Lyon
occupation: biologist, surgeon, physiologist, sociologist
award received: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Commander of the Legion of Honour, Commander of the Order of Leopold
position held: regent

Alexis Carrel (French: [alɛksi kaʁɛl]; 28 June 1873 – 5 November 1944) was a French surgeon and biologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912 for pioneering vascular suturing techniques. He invented the first perfusion pump with Charles A. Lindbergh opening the way to organ transplantation. Like many intellectuals of his time, he promoted eugenics. He was a regent for the French Foundation for the Study of Human Problems during Vichy France which implemented the eugenics policies thereof. After returning to his Catholic roots as a result of witnessing Marie Bailly miraculously healed from her visit to Lourdes, Dr. Alexis was expelled from his profession in France.A Nobel Prize laureate in 1912, Alexis Carrel was also elected twice, in 1924 and 1927, as an honorary member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.
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