Medicine: Gosset

Paris correspondents with nothing much to do sauntered around to the dingy Hospice de la Salpétrière last week and dug a choice little story out of Professor Jean Antonin Gosset, famed remover of the prostate glands of Georges Clémenceau (1912) and Raymond Poincaré who left the hospital and strode spryly home last week (TIME, Dec. 23).

Salpètriére students were quick to boast of their beloved professor's exploits. In particular they told how, when his own appendix needed outing, he lay down on the operating table of his lecture room, called for students taking his course in advanced surgery, selected one by...

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