The work depicts the life and career ofSwiss-French physician and bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin, hislifelong dedication to medicine and his 50-year stay in Vietnam, hissecond hometown .
The book was released in Vietnamon the occasion of the 70th death anniversary of Yersin and 120years since the establishment of Da Lat city, which was discovered byYersin himself in 1893. It is a meaningful piece of culture forVietnamese book lovers and a way of showing gratitude to the Frenchdoctor.
The work won the 2012 Femina prize in France and entered the finals of the famed Goncourt prize.
Alexandre Yersin (1863 – 1943) is most remembered as the co-discovererof the bacillus responsible for the bubonic plague in 1894.
The venerated doctor was credited in Vietnam with discovering LiangBiang Plateau, the site for Da Lat city in 1893 and founding the NhaTrang Pasteur institute in 1895.
Patrick Deville has published 11 works and they were translated into 12 languages.
Alongside “ Yersin- Peste et Cholera ”, “ Longue Vue” – theauthor’s first successful science fiction novel was also introduced toVietnamese readers through the Vietnamese version translated by NhaNam.-VNA
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