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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 557 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANTOINE CLOT BARTH$LEMY (1793-1868), French physician, known as CLOT BEY, was born at Grenoble on the 7th of November 1793, and graduated in medicine and surgery at Montpellier. After practising for a time at Marseilles he was made chief surgeon to Mehemet Ali, viceroy of Egypt. At Abuzabel, near Cairo, he founded a hospital and schools for all branches of medical instruction, as well as for the study of the French language; and, notwithstanding the most serious religious difficulties,- instituted the study of anatomy by means of dissection. In 1832 Mehemet Ali gave him the dignity of bey without requiring him to abjure his religion; and in 1836 he received the rank of general,. and was appointed head of the medical administration of the country. In 1849 he returned to Marseilles, though he revisited Egypt in 1856. He died at Marseilles on the 28th of August 1868. His publications included: Relation des epidemies de cholera qui ont regne d l'Heggiaz, d Suez, et en Egypte (1832) De to Peste observee en Egypte (1840) Apereu general sur l'Egypte (184o); Coup d'ceil sur la peste et les quarantaines (1851); De l'ophthalmie (1864).
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CLOSURE (Fr. clooture)

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