Category Archives: Biography

A new manuscript by Bourgelat. The compelling ascent of a horseman

Bernard CLERC Professeur honoraire des Écoles nationales vétérinaires 46 rue du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 94700 Maisons-Alfort berclerc@yahoo.fr A new manuscript found recently is the object of this publication. It contains writings of Bourgelat on horsemanship. Examination proves it’s … Continue reading

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Bourgelat, an equestrian writer

François VALLAT Docteur vétérinaire, Docteur en Histoire 10 rue Jean Pigeon, 94220 Charenton-le-Pont francoisvallat@hotmail.com Before the creation of veterinary colleges, young Claude Bourgelat heads the Academy of horse riding in Lyon since 1740, whereas François Robichon de La Guerinière, already … Continue reading

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The life of an anatomist, inventory after Honoré Fragonard’s death (1732-1799)

Christophe DEGUEURCE Professeur, conservateur du musée Fragonard École nationale vétérinaire d’Alfort, 7 av. du général de Gaulle, 94700 Maisons-Alfort christophe.degueurce@vet-alfort.fr Honoré Fragonard (1732-1799) is one of the rare anatomists who was renowned for the quality of his preparations and not … Continue reading

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A paradoxical veterinary teacher, the Norman André de Chaumontel (1752-1814)

François VALLAT Docteur Vétérinaire, Docteur en Histoire 10 rue Jean Pigeon, 94220 Charenton-le-Pont francoisvallat@hotmail.com André de Chaumontel, NCO in the French King’s Household Cavalry, was first a student at Alfort Veterinary School and later a teacher – on his return … Continue reading

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Claude Bourgelat, Mixted Freemasonry and Order of Felicity

par Hugues PLAIDEUX* *Docteur vétérinaire, email. hugues.plaideux@free.fr Communication présentée le 16 novembre 2013 From his standard biographies, Claude Bourgelat (1712-1779), Enlightened man, encyclopedist and founder of veterinary schools in Lyon and Alfort, does not seem to have been a Freemason. … Continue reading

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From the “cocotte” to the threat of the Foot and mouth disease

par Bernard Toma Content: A parallel between the knowledge on Foot and mouth disease at Nocard’s time and on current time. It allows thus to measure the progress done, but also to demonstrate the part of precursor played by Nocard … Continue reading

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Pasteur and the Veterinarians

par Roland Rosset Content: overview of the sometimes difficult relationships established from 1877 unto 1894 between Louis Pasteur and veterinarians, namely H. Bouley, J.A. Bourrel, G.C.Colin, P.V.Galtier et H. Toussaint. A review of the important role played by these veterinarians … Continue reading

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The scientific achievements of Edmond Nocard ( 1850-1903)

par Gérard Orth et Jean-Louis Guénet Content: The main scientific achievements of Edmond Nocard in surgery, bacteriology, epidemiology, hygiene and the prevention of infectious diseases. A review of his close collaboration with Louis Pasteur and Emile Roux. Lire l’article

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The veterinary art of Pelagonius, or the practice of horse doctor in the 4th centuryAD

par Valérie Gitton-Ripoll Content: a reminder of the collaboration between the philologists and the veterinarians for the edition and translation of texts of the Greco-Roman age, and on hippiatrics in ancient times. Study on the identification of certain horse diseases … Continue reading

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Horse medicine in the 18th century, through the writings of Markham and Solleysel

par Christophe Degueurce et Bruno Richoux Content: an analysis of the works of Jacques de Solleyesel (1617-1780) and of Gervase Markham (1568-1637), followed by well-thought-out comparisons of the theory of humours according to each of these two horsemen and of … Continue reading

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