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Vivier, Jacques (fl 1597-1598)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0240
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Vivier, Jacques (fl 1597-1598)
Date(s): 1597-1691
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Vivier | Jacques | fl 1599-1601 | scribe Seguin | Pierre | 1566-1648 | Professor of Medicine, Paris


Administrative/Biographical history:

Jacques Vivier was probably a professional scribe working in Paris at the end of the 16th century. No further biographical information is currently available.

Pierre Seguin was born in 1566. He was a doctor in Paris; Professor of Surgery at the College Royal de France, 1594-1599; Professor of Medicine, 1599-1618 and 1623-1630; surgeon to King Louis XIII; and Principal Physician to the Queen-mother, Anne of Austria. He died in 1648.

Guy de Chauliac, a French surgeon, also known as Guido de Cauliaco, was one of the most famous surgical writers of the middle ages. At Avignon, he was physician to Pope Clement VI as well as two further popes. His major work Chirurgia magna (1363) was used as a manual by physicians for three centuries.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Jacques Vivier, 1597-1691, comprising a manuscript mostly written by Vivier (probably a professional scribe), titled Explanation of the treatises of Guidon given by M. Seguin, doctor of medicine and lecturer in surgery at Paris, containing notes of lectures given by Dr Pierre Seguin, on Guido de Cauliaco's Chirurgia, and Taganet's Institution due Chirurgia.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

By written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying permitted.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased by the College for 27 and 10s from Maggs Bros, antiquarian bookseller, in 1954.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.
Source: Hirsch-Hubotter's Lexicon sub nomine

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Sep 2008

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