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The Courtiers' AnatomistsAnimals and Humans in Louis XIV's Paris$
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Anita Guerrini

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226247663

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226248332.001.0001

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Anatomists and Courtiers

Anatomists and Courtiers

(p.17) One Anatomists and Courtiers
The Courtiers' Anatomists

Anita Guerrini

University of Chicago Press

Beginning with a geography of Paris anatomy in the seventeenth century, this chapter then asks who the anatomist was in this period, framed by the experiences of four charter members of the Paris Academy of Sciences: Marin Cureau de la Chambre, Jean Pecquet, Louis Gayant, and Claude Perrault. Their experiences chart diverse paths toward anatomical knowledge, including dissection at multiple sites as well as books. Jean Riolanmodeled the ideal anatomist. The “honnête homme” courted by both Descartes and Molière sought to replace Latin with French as the language of learning and literature, and anatomical works increasingly were published in French. Books and later journals situated human and animal anatomy within the broader cultural framework of the Republic of Letters.

Keywords:   anatomy, Marin Cureau de la Chambre, Jean Pecquet, Louis Gayant, Claude Perrault, honnête homme, Republic of Letters, Jean Riolan

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