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Prey, Vosges

Prey is located in France
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Vosges
Arrondissement Épinal
Canton Bruyères
Intercommunality Association of Vologne Valley communes
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Dambrine
Area1 2.13 km2 (0.82 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 98
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
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 Lorraine in northeastern France.


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


  1. ^ biographical notes on Dr Jean-Antoine VILLEMIN
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