A Country Doctor in the French Revolution: Marie-François-Bernadin Ramel, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

A Country Doctor in the French Revolution

Marie-François-Bernadin Ramel, 1st Edition

By Robert Weston


120 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Early Life

3. Ramel in North Africa

4. Return to Mainland France

5. The Medical Savant

6. The Revolutionary Period

7. Ramel and the Military

8. Civilian Life in La Ciotat

9. Placing Ramel in His Times


About the Author

Robert Weston is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia.

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HISTORY / General