Stéphane Tarnier's monument

This impressive monument to the memory of Stéphane Tarnier can be found in Paris (at the corner of the Rue D'Assas and Avenue de L'Observatoire) on an external wall of one of the Paris University Hospitals, known as Pavilion Tarnier or Site Tarnier. It was sculpted by Denys Puech and inaugurated in 1905. The bas-relief "depicts Tarnier and his incubator with a mother and her newborn child who was saved by the use of the incubator. Although the money raised initially for this monument seemed adequate more had to be raised to reinforce its foundations which were threatened by underlying catacombs"1.


Main entrance to the medical school Site Tarnier, just on the opposite corner to the monument.

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (July 2014)

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