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Remembering Louis Tribondeau (1872-1918)

Maria Dalamaga, MD, PhD1; Antonis A. Kousoulis, MD2,3
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1Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Medical School, University of Athens, “Attikon” General University Hospital, Athens, Greece
2University of Athens Medical School, Athens
3Society of Junior Doctors, Athens
JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(8):934. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.4236.
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French physician Louis Tribondeau (1872-1918) has been an important name in biochemical and dermatological research for 100 years. His study of infectious diseases, particularly syphilis and mycoses, marks some important chapters in the history of dermatology. Most notably, he ameliorated the Wassermann reaction and described a method for staining Treponema pallidum and other spirochetes by silver impregnation using ammoniacal silver nitrate solution, named “Fontana-Tribondeau silver stain.13

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Pillar Plate for Achilleion Tribondeau Hospital, Corfu, Greece

The left pillar plate in the Achilleion Palace, Corfu, Greece, stating “Achilleion Tribondeau Hospital.” (Photograph courtesy of Maria Dalamaga, MD, PhD; August 2012.)

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