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Jacques Daviel
French ophthalmologist

Jacques Daviel

Jacques Daviel
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Intro French ophthalmologist
Was Physician
From France
Field Healthcare
Gender male
Birth 11 August 1693, La Barre-en-Ouche
Death 30 September 1762, Geneva (aged 69 years)
Star sign Leo
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Biography

Jacques Daviel (11 August 1696 – 30 September 1762) was a French ophthalmologist credited with originating the first significant advance in cataract surgery since couching was invented in ancient India. Daviel performed the first extracapsular cataract extraction on April 8, 1747.
Daviel earned his medical degree from the Medical School of Rouen, practiced in Marseille where he was affiliated with the medical school there, then restricted his practice to ophthalmology in 1728. He was on the staff of Hospital d'Invalides and became oculist to Louis XV.
In March 1756 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society In 1759, He was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Daviel died of apoplexy in 1762 while on a trip to Geneva, Switzerland.

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