Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James
Grant Wilson, John Fiske and Stanley L. Klos. Six volumes, New York: D. Appleton
and Company, 1887-1889 and 1999. Virtualology.com warns that these 19th Century
biographies contain errors and bias. We rely on volunteers to edit the historic
biographies on a continual basis. If you would like to edit this biographyplease
submit a rewritten biography in text form.
If acceptable, the new biography will be published above the 19th Century
Appleton's Cyclopedia Biography citing the volunteer editor
Virtual American Biographies
Over 30,000 personalities
with thousands of 19th Century illustrations, signatures, and exceptional life
welcomes editing and additions to the
biographies. To become this site's editor or a contributor
or e-mail Virtualology here.
RUFZ DE LAYISON, Etienne (roofs), West Indian physician, born in St. Pierre, Martinique, 14 January, 1806. He studied medicine in Paris, was admitted among the pupils of the Hotel Dieu hospital, and in 1835 obtained his diploma as doctor. In 1836 he was sent by the government to Marseilles to inquire into the means of checking an epidemic of Asiatic cholera. In 1838 he returned to Martinique to practise his profession, and became afterward chief surgeon of the hospital of St. Pierre, and superintendent of the lunatic asylum of the colony. He specially engaged in researches upon the poisons that were used by the negroes and the extinct tribes of Carib Indians, and presented some interesting memoirs to the French academy of medicine, which were printed in the annals of that society. After the revolution of 1848 he was president of the state council of the colony in 1848-'52. Returning to Paris in 1856, he was manager of the Zoological garden of acclimatation in 1860-'5, was elected delegate of Martinique to the colonial committee in 1867-'70, and in 1875 be, came an associate member of the French academy of medicine. His works include " Etudes historiques et statistiques sur la population de Saint Pierre de la Martinique" (St. Pierre, 1854); "Memoire sur la maison des alienes de Saint Pierre de la Martinique" (Paris, 1858) ; and "Enquete sur le Bothrops lanceole, ou vipdre fer de lance, le serpent de la Martinique" (1860).
This site and its contents are not affiliated, connected,
associated with or authorized by the individual, family,
friends, or trademarked entities utilizing any part or
the subject's entire name. Any official or affiliated
sites that are related to this subject will be hyper
linked below upon submission
and Evisum, Inc. review.
Please join us in our mission to incorporate America's Four United Republics discovery-based curriculum into the classroom of every primary and secondary school in the United States of America by July 2, 2026, the nation’s 250th birthday. , the United States of America: We The
People. Click Here