Bretonneau Bre·ton·neau (brĭ-tô-nō'), Pierre. 1778-1862.
French surgeon who described typhoid and diphtheria and performed the first tracheotomy (1825).
It is, however, generally agreed that the changes confessedly made by bretonneau were merely formal.
Hamilton describes cases that terminated in suppuration, and which he therefore distinguishes from bretonneau's cases.
I hope that bretonneau's presence and his kind and clever talk will have calmed M. de Talleyrand's mind.
bretonneau publishes a work in which he compares diphtheria with scarlatina anginosa, and recommends the use of alum.
Feron also calls bretonneau's mild form of the disease a herpetic angina with pseudo-membrane; so does Gubler.