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Born in 1853, Jules François Ogier was one of the most highly esteemed French scientists of his day. He studied letters and science, chemistry, and hygiene as an undergraduate and went on to receive a graduate degree in the physical sciences. He worked as an assistant in chemistry at the Collège de France and was director of the Toxicology Laboratory of Paris, founded by pathologist Paul Brouardel, of whom he was a disciple. His book Traité de chimie toxicologique, published in 1899, became a classic in the field. Ogier was a member of the High Council for Public Hygiene and the Chemical Society of Paris and president of the French Society of Forensic Medicine. He received the title of Officier d'Académie, a distinction awarded to illustrious figures from French academe. He passed away in 1913.