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Born in France, Charles-Albert Vibert received his degree from the Paris School of Medicine in 1877, where he wrote his medical thesis on pulmonary tuberculosis. He worked at the Toxicology Laboratory in Paris, founded by Paul Brouardel, and for many years served as an expert physician for the Tribunal de la Seine. He was also head of the Forensic Medicine Laboratory’s Anatomical Pathology Section at the Paris School of Medicine. His classic work, Précis de médecine légale, was first released in 1886 and re-published countless times. In collaboration with Brouardel, he wrote Étude sur la submersion (1880), Inculpation d’intoxication par l'huile de foie de morue phosphorée (1899), and Empoisonnement à l’atropine (1900). He also co-authored, with Jules Ogier, De la présence de l'albumine dans l'urine des cadavres (1885). He died in 1918.