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March 13, 1897

THE PHYSICIANS OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(11):514-515. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440110036007

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Abstract

Among the professions particularly active in the French revolution, the lawyers and physicians are especially distinguished. Though the latter did not possess the same influence as the lawyers they nevertheless played a remarkable part in the stormy scenes of that stupendous new creation of Europe. Many of them entered into the hazardous career which often raised the lowest citizen to power and renown. Of some of them the names are engraved on the iron page of history; others are lost in the rolls of committees, directories, etc. Among the former are found, though in widely different degree and with widely different principles, Marat, Guillotin, Chambon de Marvaux, Cabanis, Baudat, Bousquiet, Bourru, DuGers, Cledel, Manne, Eubouchet, Souberbielle, Thiery, Furcroy, Lavoisier, Plissier, Planchard-Chattiere, Taillefer, Larrey, Pinel, etc. The most luridly peculiar figure of these is that of Marat who, previous to the time when deep sense of popular oppression so violently agitated

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