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Pierre Lalouette

Pierre Lalouette de Vernicourt, (*1711 in Vernicourt a populated place in Bourgogne, a region of France; died in 1792) was a distinguished French anatomist. [1]

He described what will later be called the Lalouette's Pyramid.


About a possible function for the thyroid gland, Lalouette said, in 1743 : « The thyroid would intervene to modulate voice expression by the liquid it produces. »


  • Nouvelle méthode de traiter les maladies vénériennes par la fumigation, avec les procès-verbaux des guérisons opérées par ce moyen in 1776 (translated in English in 1777).
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