Title:
A HistoricalVignette “Be proud of yourself: you have a History!” Dr Bonain, an ENT surgeon with an ocean background
Authors:
J. Tainmont
Institutions:
Winston ChurchillAvenue 172, Box 9, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Keywords:
Bonain's mixture; anaesthesia of the tympanic membrane; diphtheria of the larynx; naval surgeons;Albert Calmette; Emile Moure; Emile Roux; Joseph O’Dwyer
Pages:
217 - 230
Abstract:
Dr Bonain, an ENT surgeon with an ocean background.Bonain’s liquid, otherwise known as Bonain’s mixture or Bonain’s solution, is universally known and still in use. How many medicines can say the same after a hundred years? By contrast, JulesAristide Bonain, a physician from Brittany, remains unknown. We pay a tribute to him in this paper, describing the origins of the famous solution, as well as Bonain's role in the treatment of diphtheria and his surprising early career as a naval surgeon, which led him to participate in France's colonial adventure at the turn of the 20th cen- tury.
Issue:
Vol. 3, 2007, 4th trimester


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A HistoricalVignette “Be proud of yourself: you have a History!” Dr Bonain, an ENT surgeon with an ocean background