Category Archives: History of the profession

Historical preview of the military veterinarian’s uniform evolution (1769 – 1914), 2 nd part

Emmanuel DUMAS* Olivier CABRE** *Vétérinaire en chef, Direction centrale du service de santé des armées – Bureau « activités vétérinaires », 60 Boulevard du général Martial Valin – CS 21 623 – 75509 PARIS Cedex 15 emmanuel.dumas@sfr.fr ** Vétérinaire en … Continue reading

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The Military Laboratory of Veterinary Research, from its creation in 1919 until the armistice in 1940

Thierry BORREL*Emmanuel DUMAS** *Professeur agrégé de Biochimie Génie-Biologique, docteur en Histoire des Sciences, Université de Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, IUT Campus de la Doua, département Génie Biologique, 72-74 Bd Niels Bohr, et laboratoire S2HEP, La Pagode, 38 Bd … Continue reading

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The Kirmaier affair, or The Jewish veterinarian and the peasants

Nathalie ROUSSARIE Docteur en Histoire contemporaine, Paris I7, allée Bernadotte 92330 Sceauxnathalie.roussarie@gmail.com The story of a Jewish Romanian veterinarian, denounced by his colleagues and backed by the county farmers, the local and regional administrative authorities, as well as the farmers … Continue reading

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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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Childhood, youth and war memories of the veterinarian René Dardillat (1893-1980)

René DARDILLAT Vétérinaire De larges extraits des mémoires rédigés en 1972 par René Dardillat (1893-1980) permettent de retracer son enfance, ses études à l’École vétérinaire d’Alfort (1911-1917), comment il a pu apprécier la vie étudiante de la capitale et ses … 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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The equine mange epizootic during World War One: prevention and therapeutic failure

Claude MILHAUD Docteur Vétérinaire, Vétérinaire Général Inspecteur (2S) Membre émérite de l’Académie Vétérinaire de France 18 avenue Jean Jaurès 92140 Clamart clmilhaud@orange.fr Mange officially appears among the French army’s equine population in December 1914 in the wake of mobile warfare. … 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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