- French surgeon who described typhoid and diphtheria and performed the first tracheotomy (1825).
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I hope that Bretonneau's presence and his kind and clever talk will have calmed M. de Talleyrand's mind.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835
Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
It is, however, generally agreed that the changes confessedly made by Bretonneau were merely formal.
Bretonneau publishes a work in which he compares diphtheria with scarlatina anginosa, and recommends the use of alum.
Hamilton describes cases that terminated in suppuration, and which he therefore distinguishes from Bretonneau's cases.
Feron also calls Bretonneau's mild form of the disease a herpetic angina with pseudo-membrane; so does Gubler.