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Adopting Roles and Redefining Medicine

Sabine Arnaud

in On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category between 1670 and 1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226275543
eISBN:
9780226275680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226275680.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This last chapter analyzes how physicians reframed their social and scientific status in the wake of the French Revolution. A first case study is the writing of Pierre Pomme and his art of mystifying ... More


Edme Mentelle's Geographies and the French Revolution

Michael Heffernan

in Geography and Revolution

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226487335
eISBN:
9780226487359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487359.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the life and works of Edme Mentelle (1730–1815), a prominent French geographer of the revolutionary era. Despite his impressive output, most of his geographical writings seem to ... More


The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon

John Tresch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226812205
eISBN:
9780226812229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226812229.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the years immediately following Napoleon's defeat, French thinkers in all fields set their minds to the problem of how to recover from the long upheavals that had been set into motion by the ... More


Conclusion: Afterlives of the Romantic Machine

in The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226812205
eISBN:
9780226812229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226812229.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The French Revolution of 1848 was triggered in part by injustices and miseries associated with the emerging industrial regime. Yet reformers such as Victor Considerant, Louis Blanc, Flora Tristan, ... More


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