Category Archives: 2008

Understanding Vegetius

by Yvonne Poulle-Drieux,  Archiviste paléographe Both the Mulomedicina and the Cura boum written by Vegetius during the 5th century are in the process of being edited again by Marie-Thérèse Cam and the author for the Collection des Universités de France. … Continue reading

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French military veterinarians killed during the First World War

By Emmanuel Dumas, Docteur Vétérinaire, vétérinaire en chef After a reminder of the rank of the veterinarians in the French army in 1914, the website “memoire des hommes” is presented: it brings together all the death certificates of more than … Continue reading

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The Alfort Veterinary School during the Second World War

by Angélique Ente, Docteur Vétérinaire, Adel : casperveto@hotmail.com Communication présentée le 24 mai 2008 This article describes the life in Alfort Veterinary School from the declaration of war in 1939 until the armistice in 1945. Details are given on the … Continue reading

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Traditions of freshmen integration into the Alfort Veterinary School

By Vincent Mauffre et Nicolas Poly, docteurs vétérinaires Communication présentée le 24 mai 2008 “ bizutage ” tradition have always been intensely disputed in the French society. Probably as old as the Alfort Veterinary School itself, “brimades” have accompanied the … Continue reading

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The stony herd: an essay on the carved corbels of Auvergne’s churches

By Max Jacques Keller-Noëllet, Maitre de conférences à l’Institut d’Etudes européenne de l’Université de Louvain, 56, Avenue de la Toison d’Or, 1060 Bruxelles (Belgique), Adel : j.keller@skynet.be Illustrated presentation of several carved corbels which adorn church apses in the Auvergne … Continue reading

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An agrarian law in Byzantium in the 8th century

By René Lucien Seynave, Docteur vétérinaire, Adel : rene-lucien.seynave@wanadoo.fr Communication présentée le 24 mai 2008 After a review of the Byzantine Empire history, this article comments on some of the 85 articles of an agrarian law dating possibly from the … Continue reading

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A mystery: the technique used by Honoré Fragonard to create his famous ”écorchés” (cut-away anatomical figures)

By Christophe Degueurce*, Sung Vo Dhui**, Jean Bleton**, Paulette Hugon***, Laure Cadot**** et Alain Tchapla** * Musée, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort, 7 avenue du Général de Gaulle, 94704 Maisons-Alfort cedex. Adel : cdegueurce@vet-alfort.fr. ** LETIAM, IUT de l’Université Paris XI, … Continue reading

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When the Recueil de Médecine Vétérinaire was a duel field

By Pol Jeanjot-Emery, Doctor in veterinary medicine. A review of several issues of the Recueil de Médecine Vétérinaire published in 1855 and 1856 reveals the virulence of the polemical letters exchanged between two professors of the Alfort Veterinary School (Henri … Continue reading

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Emile Decroix, a military veterinary surgeon, promoter of horse meat consumption in France and precursor of fight against smoking

Emile Decroix, veterinarian, was an Army major (1821-1901) who committed life-long philanthropic actions to the detriment of his career and his fortune. Sustained by an irrepressible will and an irrepressible charisma, he was the promoter of the consumption of horse … Continue reading

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The French Société Centrale Vétérinaire during the First World War: influence of the conflict on a scientific veterinary society

By Claude Milhaud, Vétérinaire Biologiste Général Inspecteur (2es.), Adel : clmilhaud@orange.fr A review of the French Société Centrale Vétérinaire (SCMV) Bulletin from 1912 to 1920 indicates that the scientific activities of this Society were diminished during this period, as the … Continue reading

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