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Pariset, Étienne (1770-1847)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.3767 and 7374
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Pariset, Étienne (1770-1847)
Date(s): 1795-1847
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 volume and 142 items
Name of creator(s): Pariset | Étienne | 1770-1847 | physician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The author obtained his Doctorate at Paris in 1805, and was appointed physician to the Bicêtre and La Salpêtrière. He was one of the original Members of the Académie de Médecine, founded in 1820. He was sent to Egypt in 1828 to study the cause of plague (see MS.3767) which he oddly concluded was the fact that the many thousands of Mummies were subject to annual inundation by the Nile, and that their putrefaction under the tropical sun was the breeder of pestilence. He was the author of many important 'Éloges' read before the Académie.


Scope and content/abstract:

'Note sur la peste', and a collection of material (primarily correspondence) formerly held in the Department's Autograph Letters Sequence, 1795-1847.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As set out above in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open. The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Described in S A J Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973), and Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton's typescript supplement to this catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased from: Charavay, Paris, December 1927, March 1928, October 1928/April 1929, June 1929, November 1929, February 1930, May 1930, September 1930, April 1931, October 1931, January 1932, April 1933, April 1934 and at an unknown date before 1936; H. Barral, Montpellier, June 1928; Desgranges, Paris, February 1929 and August 1929; an unknown vendor, Paris, April 1930. Accession details of nos.141-142 not noted.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Barbara Ball from the Wellcome Library online catalogue.

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:
November 2008

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