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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Charles Infroit division 6 Montparnasse

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William Gilcher said...

I have been wondering about Charles Infroit for a number of years, as he is buried close to my friend Georges Rouquier, a great French filmmaker who died in 1989 (more at www.georgesrouquier.org). Infroit's tombstone talks about how he died a "victime de la science" and worked at La Salpetrière hospital in Paris. A little websearching led me to the information that Infroit was a radiologist. Apparently he kept getting doses of x-rays, which led to numerous amputations - fingers, hand, arm. And finally to his death in 1920.