Benito Dionisio Moxón Domínguez

Category: Doctor, Professor and writer
Birth Date: 9th October 1732
Birth Place: Villarejo de Fuentes (Cuenca)

Son to Benito Moxón, born in Montederramo (Ourense) and Ana Domínguez, he was coadjutor of the Society of Jesus at the school of Villarejo de Fuentes, expelled by decree of Carlos III and the Pope Clemente XIV. That event was a torment for the 34 houses and schools of the Society, six of which were in Galicia. Benito Dionisio Moxón had knowledge of Medicine and Pharmacology and this enabled him to work as a pharmacist in Alcalá, at the same school where St Ignacio de Loyola had studied. Then, he lived in Italy and was appointed as a Professor to the Chemistry Department at the University of Genoa. In 1806, he took a doctor’s degree in the Faculty of Medicine of Genoa and then visited Paris, Montpellier, some English cities, Berlin and Viena. In 1832, he settled in Paris, being highly respected by the doctos in that city. He invented a method to extract the placenta in case of dangerous haemorrhage.

 Work & Activities

He published "Pharmacopoen Manuali Reformata" (Genoa, 1784) and also wrote "Leggi Fisiologiche" (Genoa, 1800), "Mémoire sur I`Utilité de la musique" (Paris, 1803) and "Mémoire sur les effets de la castración sur les corps humain" (Montpellier, 1804).