Category Archives: Modern

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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Animal and human substances in the traditional pharmacopoeia in Brittany and elsewhere, end of the XIX th century – beginning of the XX th century

Bernard HEUDE Docteur vétérinaire, Docteur en Histoire 25, avenue de La Mouillière, 45100 Orléans bernard.heude@orange.fr At the end of the XIX th century, a Breton woman (1859-1957) collected and wrote down a thousand therapy recipes. The study of this corpus … Continue reading

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When rabies stroke in the south of Toulouse area before the French Revolution

Jean-Luc LAFFONT Maître de conférences en Histoire moderne Centre de Recherches sur les Sociétés et Environnements Méditerranéens (CRESEM), EA 2984 Université de Perpignan-Via Domitia, Département d’Histoire, Faculté des LSH 52, avenue Paul Alduy, 66860 Perpignan cedex jean-l.laffont@wanadoo.fr A new current … Continue reading

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About the rinderpest in Oise during the war 1870-1871

Olivier BERGER, with Jean-Pierre BESSE (†) Historien diplômé de Paris-Sorbonne 28 Résidence La Vallée 91120 Palaiseau olivierberger@laposte.net The epizootic plague that affected France with the Prussian invasion in 1870 is studied in the Oise county. A first chart counts the … Continue reading

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The Alfort Battalion’s battle to defend Charenton’s bridge on 30 march 1814

Emmanuel DUMAS Vétérinaire en chef, Service vétérinaire des armées de Metz, Caserne Ney, CS 30001, 57044 Metz Cedex 1 emmanuel.dumas@sfr.fr In 1814, as the allied armies were about to invade France, pupils of the Alfort Veterinary School were formed into … 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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The sheep of Bas-Berry and liver fluke disease from the end of the 18th to the middle of the 20th century

Nicolas BARON Professeur agrégé d’Histoire-Géographie au Lycée Curie (Châteauroux), 23, rue Berlioz 36000 Châteauroux nicolazig@gmail.com Adopting the “animal point of view” conceptualized by Eric Baratay, this article attempts to reconstruct the lives of sheep from Indre faced with liver fluke … Continue reading

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Veterinary and animal suffering: from indifference to compassion

Par François VALLAT Docteur vétérinaire, Docteur en Histoire, 10 rue Jean Pigeon, 94220 Charenton-le-Pont francoisvallat@hotmail.com The evolution of empathy for animals among French veterinarians can be traced through the professional press. The cruelty of the practises of surgery in the … Continue reading

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