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Rene Primevere Lesson
Family Name: Lesson  Variant Spellings:  
Given Names: Rene Primevere
DOB 20 March 1794
DOD 28 April 1849 
Place of Birth: Rochefort, France
Place of Death: Rochefort, France 
Age at Death: 55
Speciality: Naval surgeon 
Other Occupations:
Voyages: "La Coquille" from Toulon arr. Sydney 18 January 1824
Came out as: Naval surgeon 
Date Settled Aus: 1824
Date of Departure:  
First Registered:
Off Register:  
Addresses: Sydney, NSW 1824
Positions Held:
Publications: Voyage Medical autour du Monde, 1829
  • He also published works on ornithology, zoology and pharmacology
  • Notes: Surgeon under Louis Isidore Duperrey on "La Coquille" during its circumnavigation of the globe (1822-25)
  • The article by Abbott includes a selection from his writings
  • Acknowledgments:
    References: Royle HG. state of health in New South wales in the 1820s. Medical Journal of Australia 1973;1:950
  • Ford E. Bibliography of Australian Medicine 1790-1900. Sydney, 1976
  • Wikipedia (website)
  • Abbott JHM. Sydney in 1824. World's News (Sydney) 20 January 1832 [French naval surgeon Pierre Lesson on "la Coquille" 63 days in Sydney from 17 January 1824 left Toulon 11 August 1822]
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