Prey, Vosges

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Prey
Commune
Prey is located in France
Prey
Prey
Coordinates: 48°10′47″N 6°41′09″E / 48.1797°N 6.6858°E / 48.1797; 6.6858Coordinates: 48°10′47″N 6°41′09″E / 48.1797°N 6.6858°E / 48.1797; 6.6858
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Vosges
Arrondissement Épinal
Canton Bruyères
Intercommunality CC Bruyères - Vallons des Vosges
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Dambrine
Area1 2.13 km2 (0.82 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 98
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 88359 /88600
Elevation 404–632 m (1,325–2,073 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Prey is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France.

Geography

Prey is a small rural commune positioned halfway between Bruyères and Docelles.

Distinguished son

Jean Antoine Villemin 1827 - 1892 who identified the infectious nature of tuberculosis in his publication "études sur la tuberculose", was born at Prey. Mainstream medicine was slow to recognise the significance of Villemin's work.

Villemin is also credited with having invented the term "antibiotique" (antibiotic),[1] though this assertion is contested by some English speakers who say the term was first coined only in the twentieth century by a Ukrainian American named Selman Waksman.

See also

References

  • INSEE
  1. ^ http://villemin.gerard.free.fr/Esprit/Villemin.htm biographical notes on Dr Jean-Antoine VILLEMIN
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