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DUVERGÉ (Jean-François GUILLON sieur du VERGER, died 1780). Memoirs on the means of recognizing the backlashes in the human body and of preventing their escape. A Tours chez Vauquer Lambert, 1771, contemporary burgundy morocco binding decorated with a frame of foliage, pompoms and festoons, flat spine titled and decorated. Two plates.
Doctor, hygienist, chemist and agronomist, Jean-François Guillon-Duvergé was born in Rennes at the beginning of the 18th century. His father, Jean-Baptiste Guillon, sieur du Verger, was "captain and great porter" of the city. Jean-François Guillon studied medicine in Bourges (Cher) and then practiced as a surgeon in Saumur (Maine-et-Loire) where he married for the first time in 1732, then a second time in 1736 after a first widowhood. He gave up the idea of establishing a lithotomy service in Angers because of the opposition of the town council, despite the royal authorization. Widowed again, he married in Tours in 1742, Marie Anne Dugué, the daughter of an officer of the Mint. In 1759, he was admitted to the College of Physicians and practiced as a physician at the Hospital de la Charité, then from 1765 onwards as an inspector of the military hospitals of the Generalitat of Touraine, while keeping a private practice. In 1778, the Duke of Choiseul gave him an assistant, Nicolas Jacques de La Crenne du Pichard, who succeeded him after his death.
Provenance : An apartment of a family in Rennes
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