Photographer's Note

On my last two photos of Auxerre, I spoke to you about the sight since thePaul Bert's bridge . I owed present you this famous man of Auxerre with which the statue decorates the bridge of the same name.

Paul Bert (October 17, 1833 - November 11, 1886) was a French zoologist, physiologist and politician.
He was appointed professor of physiology successively at Bordeaux (1866) and the Sorbonne (1869).His classical work, La Pression barometrique (1878), is a comprehensive investigation on the physiological effects of air-pressure, both above and below the normal. The eponymous "Paul Bert effect" describes oxygen toxicity at hyperbaric pressures
After the revolution of 1870 he began to take part in politics as a supporter of Gambetta. From November 14, 1881 to January 30, 1882, he was minister of education and worship in Gambetta's short-lived cabinet. Early in 1886 he was appointed resident-general in Annam and Tonkin, and died of dysentery at Hanoi on the 11th of November of that year.

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