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Fillers One hundred years ago

The inventor of matches

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 13 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:449

On October 31st,1898, in the little village of Saint Lothaire in the Jura, a monument was erected to the memory of a man of whom the medical profession has great reason to be proud, although to the majority of its members, even in France, his name is probably unknown. Charles Marc Sauria was a country doctor all his life, and practised his profession in the true spirit of its highest …

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