Within the fence of the ancient abbey which today contains both the church and the Hôpital d'instruction des armées du Val-de-Grâce in Paris, is situated a commemorative statue of French military doctor and surgeon Dominique-Jean Larrey, considered as the father of emergency medical services and among the most important officers of Napoleon Bonaparte. The statue is a masterpiece of the very famous French sculptor David d'Angers
Val-De-Grâce Church Sight.
Place Alphonse Laveran, where Dominique-Jean Larrey's monument is situated.
Dominique-Jean Larrey's Statue
A Larrey Dominique Jean, né à Beaudéan en 1766, mort à Lyon en 1842, Chirurgien en Chef des Armées, Inspecteur Général du Service de Santé Militaire, Baron de l'Empire, Commandant de la Légion d'Honneur, Membre de l'Institut de France, Membre de l'Institut d'Egypte, de l'Académie de Médecine, du Conseil de Salubrité de la Société Médicale d'Emulation, Professeur au Val-De-Grâce (To Larrey Dominique Jean, born in Beudéan in 1766, died in Lyon in 1842, Army Head Surgeon, General Inspector of the Military Medical Service, Empire Baron, Legion of Honour Commanding Officer, Member of the "Institut de France", Member of the "Institut d'Egypte", of the "Académie de Médecine", of the Emulation Medical Society's Helthiness Council, Val-De-Grâce Professor).
On the pedestal of the monument there are also four bronze bas-reliefs remembering some of the battles in which Larrey was involved as a surgeon: Berezina, Pyramids, Somosierra and Austerlitz.
- Photos by Camillo Belkadi ti.orebil|idakleb.ollimac#| (January 2014) and Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (July 2014)
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