Claude Bernard

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Birthday
12, 1813
Birthplace
Rhone, France
Death Date
Feb 10, 1878 (64)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
12, 1813
Birthplace
Rhone, France
Death Date
Feb 10, 1878 (64)

About

Physiologist who was one of the first to suggest the use of blind experiments to ensure the objectivity of scientific observations. He was one of the primary proponents of vivisection, which is a surgery conducted on a living organism.

Before Fame

He found early success by writing vaudeville comedy.

Trivia

His first important work was on the functions of the pancreas gland, the juice of which he proved to be of great significance in the process of digestion.

Family Life

He got married to Francoise Marie (Fanny) Martin in 1845.

Associated With

He and Blaise Pascal both changed their fields forever and were both from France.