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Stéphane Tarnier (1828–1897), the architect of perinatology in France


Stéphane Tarnier studied medicine in Paris and became the doyen of obstetrics in France during the second half of the 19th century. He pioneered many advances and encouraged a perinatal approach to childbirth that was further developed by his disciples, Budin and Pinard.

  • obstetrics
  • puerperal fever
  • perinatal medicine
  • incubator

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