Category Archives: A-F

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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Thomas BATES, Surgeon to His Majesty, and sick cows: successful management of the rinderpest epizootic in 1714 ?

by François Vallat, Docteur Vétérinaire, Docteur en Histoire, Adel. francoisvallat@hotmail.com This article contents a brief review of a rinderpest outbreak that occurred in the vicinity of London in 1714, followed by a report and some comments on the measures recommended … Continue reading

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Tchad’s memories of a veterinarian, 1954-1955

Memories of Jacques Itard*, Docteur vétérinaire, Chef de service honoraire à l’Institut d’Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire Tropicales, Adel. jacques.itard@orange.fr Présentation-adaptation par François Vallat Memories of a bush veterinarian at Oum-Hadjer and Moussoro (Tchad) during 1954-1955, depicting his relations with … Continue reading

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Claude Bourgelat’s lineage

par Hugues Plaideux, Docteur vétérinaire, Adel. hugues.plaideux@free.fr If Claude Bourgelat’s works have been widely studied, his family, on the other hand, have been unknown for a long time. We shall not, therefore, try to draw a complete picture of his … Continue reading

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Achille Urbain (1884-1957): ethology as a pretext. A Pasteur’s follower in the French Natural History Museum

by Thierry Borrel, Professeur Agrégé de Biochimie Génie-biologique Achille Urbain (1884-1957) graduated from Lyon Veterinary School in 1906, but, as early as 1903, had joined the army which he was to leave in1931. While appointed to the military Laboratory for … Continue reading

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A Cherbourg veterinarian’s sign-board painted by Jean-François Millet (1841)

by Hugues Plaideux, Docteur vétérinaire, Email. hugues.plaideux@free.fr This paper presents a Cherbourg veterinarian’s sign-board painted in 1841 by Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875), the future and celebrated author of The Angelus and The Gleaners. Lost sight of in the late XIXth Century, … Continue reading

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