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Pronounced DOO-puh-trenz by the medical world, it's named after a famous French anatomist and surgeon, Baron Guillaume Dupuytren, who was 12 years old at the time of the French Revolution.
One of the medical giants in France was Guillaume Dupuytren, once a battlefield surgeon who had been made a baron by Napoleon.
Baron Guillaume Dupuytren founded the Chair of Pathological Anatomy at the University of Paris.