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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Hippolyte Ripert notes on P.-J. Barthez lectures
    Creator: Ripert, Hippolyte
    Source: Palinurus Antiquarian Books
    Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0384
    Physical Description: 1 unknown (1 volume)
    Date: 1801
    Language of Material: Materials are in French.

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    Property rights to the physical objects belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Palinurus Antiquarian Books, 2016.

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    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 8017326 

    Administrative/Biographical History

    "Paul-Joseph Barthez was a prominent late-eighteenth century physician who had a long and varied career. Once his medical education was completed he was given a positon as a military surgeon and physician. He was also among the the major contributors to Diderot/d'Alembert's Encyclopédie. Shortly thereafter he was appointed to the faculty at Montpellier as Professor of Medicine and oversaw its most important period as a place for medical learning in France. By 1780 he had abandoned teaching and sought a position in government. When the Revolution broke out in 1789 he retired to private life but eventually assumed his old position at Montpellier. His greatest achievement was his establishment of the school of 'vitalism' in medicine, a philosophy that Bichat was to bring to full expression and the German schools of the 19th century would adapt in the first half of the century. It is this thinking that suffuses the lecture course this manuscript (see Mettler, History ...., p. 131 - 132 for a summary of the issues being grappled with by Barthez and the importance of French physiology during this period). The student who recorded the lectures, Hippolyte Ripert, went on to practice medicine and write several tracts of fevers. Cf. Hirsch I, 353 - 355; Mettler, History of Medicine."--Antiquarian bookseller's description.

    Scope and Contents

    Manuscript lecture notes, in two parts plus and appendix, recorded by medical student Hipolyte Ripert for a course on physiology, called therapeutics, given by P.-J. (Paul-Joseph) Barthez at the medical school at Montpellier (Ecole de médecine de Montpellier). The first part deals with considerations of respiration, sex, habit, and the blood. The second section has a lengthy discourse on digestion and the manner in which various cures affect the body accompanied by parts on diet and illness. A small appendix addresses the practice of medicine in its relation to the 'operations' of nature.The "seconde partie", beginning on page 98, identifies the time as "de l'an IX ou 1801." Ecole de médecine de Montpellier became Faculté de médecine of the re-established Université de Montpellier in 1808, following the time of this manuscript.

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    Palinurus Antiquarian Books