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Chirac, Pierre (1650-1732)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.1595-1614 & 7600
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Chirac, Pierre (1650-1732)
Date(s): 1696-1734
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 21 volumes
Name of creator(s): Chirac | Pierre | 1650-1732 | French physician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Pierre Chirac was the most celebrated physician of his day; he obtained his MD at Montpellier in 1683, and by 1687 was Professor of Medicine. He was elected a Member of the Académie des Sciences in 1716, became head of the Jardin du Roi in 1718, and physician to Louis XV in 1731.


Scope and content/abstract:

Notes from Pierre Chirac's lectures, 1696-1734.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

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).

Archival Information

Archival history:

MS.1601 is from the Berhard VI Collection and MS.1602 from the Berhard III Collection.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased from various sources in 1909 (acc.21462B, 22441), 1912 (acc.31235), 1913 (acc.32168), 1927 (acc.46550D), 1929 (acc.50700, 55100, 75965), 1930 (acc.55450), 1931 (acc.63955, 64031), 1932 (acc.65410, 65642, 65651, 65653), 1933 (acc.66039, 66052, 66077), 1936 (acc.69456) and 1997 (acc.350770).

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2009

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