- Albert Cohen
(b Paris, 1634; d Paris, Nov 5, 1707). French physician and academician. He trained at the Faculty of Medicine in Paris, where he received his doctorate in 1660 and accepted a chair in pharmacy in 1666. He served as personal physician to the Dowager Princess of Conti and other members of that house before being named medical adviser to Louis XIV. In 1673 he was named a member of the Académie des Sciences and in 1699 was appointed pensionary botanist. He carried out research in a variety of subjects, notably botany and medicine, and published his findings. His principal contribution to music is his ‘Mémoire sur les causes de la voix de l'homme, et de ses différens tons’, published in the Mémoires de l'Académie royale des sciences (1700; pp.244–93); it was later issued separately (Paris, 1703), and he published ‘suppléments’ in the Mémoires for 1706 (pp.136–48, 388–410) and ...