Member of the Paris faculty of medicine (1774) and the Société royale de médecine (1776). One of the commissioners charged with exhuming corpses from the cemetery of the Innocents (1785). Inspector of civilian and military hospitals, as well as police physician; lost all his government posts during the Reign of Terror. Director of the newly reestablished École de santé (1794). Published numerous medical papers and treatises.
Educated at Caen.