Autor: Geoffrey Wall
ISBN-13: 9781906165475
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 219
Gewicht: 506 g
Format: 241x161x22 mm
Sprache: Englisch

The Enlightened Physician

Achille-Cléophas Flaubert, 1784-1846
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Growing up under the corrosive anguish of the Terror, the author emerged as a talented schoolboy who read Voltaire and imbibed the radical materialism of the 1790s. This book includes meticulous period details, such as an account of postoperative care in the age before anaesthetics.
Contents: Ancien Régime - Fresh Corpses - A Radical Education - Reading Voltaire - Parisians - The New Science of Man - Anatomy Lessons - Conscription - A Century of Marvels - Compassionate Knowledge - Heiress and Orphan - Loyalties - Future Perfect - Two Nations - Fear and Trembling - Last Rites.
Geoffrey Wall's narrative biography of Achille-Cléophas Flaubert, the father of the author of Madame Bovary, follows him from his birth in a French provincial town a few years before the Revolution through to his distinguished career as a physician in an industrial city. Growing up under the corrosive anguish of the Terror, he emerged as a talented schoolboy who read Voltaire and imbibed the radical materialism of the 1790s. As an aspiring medical student in Paris, he embraced the new scientific medicine and climbed the ladder of his profession by avoiding military service. As a young doctor animated by humanitarian ideals, he was appointed to run a large hospital in Rouen where too many factory workers were dying young, the most insidious public health problem of the new age. He was to remain there for thirty years. Drawing on archival sources in Paris, Rouen and Sens, the book includes meticulous period details, such as an account of postoperative care in the age before anaesthetics. The author asks what happened to Enlightenment ideals in the age of industry and examines the conflict between science and religion. This is not only a biography of an eminent nineteenth-century physician but a collective moral history of the Napoleon generation.
Autor: Geoffrey Wall
Geoffrey Wall is Reader in Modern French at the University of York. He is the author of Flaubert: A Life, which was shortlisted for two major literary prizes when it was published in 2001. He has also published translations of four major works by Gustave Flaubert.

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Autor: Geoffrey Wall
ISBN-13 :: 9781906165475
ISBN: 1906165475
Erscheinungsjahr: 27.12.2013
Verlag: Lang, Peter
Gewicht: 506g
Seiten: 219
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage New
Sonstiges: Buch, 241x161x22 mm