13th March 1932 | Sala dos Capelos da Universidade de Coimbra
René Leriche was born in Rouen in 1879 and died in 1955. He studied at the University of Lyon, where he received his doctorate in 1906, where he began teaching the course of Experimental Surgery four years later. Surgeon, researcher and also philosopher, he was the first to take into account the human dimension of the relationship between patient and doctor.
He founded the Order of Doctors on the Vichy regime, of which he was the first president. He was a member of the Institute of France and the Academy of Sciences of Paris. He was Honorary Professor at the Strasbourg School of Medicine. He gave notable lectures and published a vast work, most notably the book "La Chirurgie de la Douleur".