Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Dominique Anel
ANEL, Dominique, an eminent French surgeon, born at Toulouse in 1679. He is celebrated for his successful treatment of aneurism and fistula lachrymalis, and was the inventor of the probe and syringe still known by his name. He wrote several medical works, published at Amsterdam 1707, Turin 1713, and Paris 1822. He died about 1730.