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educator , hand surgeon

Claude Edouard Verdan was hand surgeon, educator. Decorated Chevalier Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur'Honneur, 1978, officer, 2001; recipient Gold medal, Prix Cesar Roux, 1933.


Verdan, Claude Edouard was born on September 21, 1909. Son of Edouard and Adeline (Henrioud) Verdan.


Degree in medicine, University Lausanne, Switzerland, 1933.


Specialist in surgery Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum, 1946-1980. Chief surgeon, founder Clinique Chirurgicale et Permanence de Longeraie, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1946. Professor University Lausanne, 1951-1980.

Dean faculty medicine Swiss Academy, 1972-1974, honorary professor, from 1979. President Society Francaise de Chirurgie Plastique et Reconstructive, 1964. Secretary general, founder Groupe Suisse d'Etude de Chirurgie de la Main, 1966-1972.

President Commission for War Surgery, Federal Military Defence Department, 1965-1969. Founder Museum Human Hand, Lausanne, 1981. President numerous congresses and symposia.


Honorary president Claude Verdan Foundation, 1990. Member British Society Surgery of Hand (honorary), Belgian Society Forensic Traumatology (correspondent), Italian Society Hand Surgery (correspondent), French Academy Surgery (associate), American Society Surgery of Hand (honorary), Swiss Society Medicine in Casualty (president 1961-1966), Swiss Society Orthopedics (honorary), German-Speaking Association Hand Surgery, (honorary), Austrian Society Plastic Surgery (correspondent), Spanish Society Hand Surgery (honorary), French Society Orthopedics and Traumatology (honorary), French Society Hand Surgery (president 1975-1976, honorary), French Association Surgery (honorary), Swiss Society Surgery (honorary).


  • Other Interests

    Sculpting, collecting articles concerning the hand, art.


Married Sylva Malan, 1934 (deceased September 1999). 2 children (1 deceased). Married Suzanne Leon-Forestier, October 6, 2000.

Edouard Verdan

Adeline (Henrioud) Verdan

Sylva Malan

Suzanne Leon-Forestier