Veterinarians as « missionaries of agricultural progress », according to André Sanson

par Bernard Denis, Professeur honoraire à l’Ecole nationale vétérinaire de Nantes, Président de la Société d’Ethnozootechnie. 5 Avenue Foch, 54 200 Toul.

Communication présentée le 7 février 2004.

Abstract : In a currently little-known book, published in 1858, André Sanson disputes the medical evolution of the veterinary profession, and suggests that practitioners become the agents of agricultural progress in the field. His ideas and the reforms that might follow were not appreciated, and he was dismissed from his functions as a teacher at the Veterinary School of Toulouse.

Bull.soc.fr.hist.méd.sci.vét., 2004, 3 (1)

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