Alexis Carrel's last house and commemorative plate

Alexis Carrel (1873-1844), French surgeon as well as physiologist was born in Rodano. He won the Nobel Price for Medicine in 1912 thanks to his researches concerning the suture of blood vessels and organs transplantation.


The pictures show the house in which he lived from 1941 until his death, in 1944. During this period, he retired from his occupation at Rockfeller Institute and returned to Europe to work as the director of the Fondation française pour l'étude des problèmes humains (INED), a role that caused him to be accused of cooperating with the Nazism, even though there are not certain proves.


Here is also a closer picture of the memorial plate on the facade of the builiding, attesting his stay in this house during those years.
The house is located in 54, Avenue de Breteuil , in Paris.

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