A Country Doctor in the French Revolution: Marie-François-Bernadin Ramel

1st Edition

Robert Weston

August 1, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 120 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367271893 - CAT# 310828


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This book will be of interest to those studying French medical and Revolutionary history. It traces the life of an early-modern rural French physician from childhood to death — how he worked as a physician for six years in North Africa (taking a particular interest in medical meteorology), sought to establish himself as a savant in the Republic of Letters through publishing texts and prize-winning essays, and, despite his bourgeois roots, took part in the siege of Toulon, became committed to the ideals of the French Revolution, and volunteered for the Revolutionary armée d’Italie, mainly working in military hospitals. It concludes with an account of his time practicing medicine in southwest France, where he also engaged in local politics, eventually being appointed to a mayoral position by Bonaparte.

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