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Finding Aid to the Philippe Hecquet Correspondence and Medical Notes, 1701-1889

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff
Processing Completed 2004
Encoded by Jim Labosier


Summary Information
Title: Philippe Hecquet Correspondence and Medical Notes
Creator: Hecquet, Philippe, 1661-1737
Dates: 1701-1889
Extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:
Letters written to Hecquet, mostly in French, and notes written by Hecquet, mostly in Latin, and a biography of Hecquet.

Call number: MS C 168
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Access Restrictions:

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

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Preferred Citation:

Hecquet, Philippe. Philippe Hecquet correspondence and medical notes. 1701-1889. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 168.


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National Library of Medicine

Finding Aid to the Philippe Hecquet Correspondence and Medical Notes, 1701-1889

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff
Processing Completed 2004
Encoded by Jim Labosier

Descriptive Summary

Hecquet, Philippe, 1661-1737Philippe Hecquet Correspondence and Medical Notes Dates: 1701-18890.21 linear feet (1 box)MS C 168 Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine Collection materials primarily in EnglishAbstract:Letters written to Hecquet, mostly in French, and notes written by Hecquet, mostly in Latin, and a biography of Hecquet.Access Restrictions:

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Copyright and Re-use Information

NLM does not possess copyright to the collection. Archival collections often contain mixed copyrights; while NLM is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. It is the user's responsibility to research and understand any applicable copyright and re-publication rights not allowed by fair use. NLM does not grant permissions to publish.

Privacy Information

Archives and manuscript collections may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in any collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which the National Library of Medicine assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation:

Hecquet, Philippe. Philippe Hecquet correspondence and medical notes. 1701-1889. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 168.

Biographical Note

Hecquet received his early medical education at Rheims and initially practiced in his home town of Abbeville, France. In 1697 he earned his M.D. at the Faculte de Medecine de Paris, which selected him as a doyen in 1712. Hecquet was involved in the medical debate over the causes of digestion. Some maintained it was a chemical process while others, including Hecquet, believed it to be a mechanical one. He delineated his position in the 1712 publication Traite de digestion.


Contains letters from Nicolas Andry de Boisregard, Giorgio Baglivi, Giovanni Battista Bianchi, Boudin, Jean Bouillet, Drayet, Gilles, Michael Friedrich Lochner, Archibald Pitcairne, Henri Joseph Rega, Carlo R. Ricca, Mariano Seguer, Francesco Torti, Antonio Vallisnieri, and John Thomas Woolhouse. Includes draft of letter from Hecquet to Seguer, and about 80 pages of medical notes. Printed matter contains Hecquet-- sa vie, ses oeuvres / Jules Roger. Paris, 1889.

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    MeSH Subjects

    • Digestion
    Personal Names

    • Roger, Jules, 1839- Hecquet-- sa vie, ses oeuvres
    Genre Terms

    • Biography

    Series Descriptions

    1 Series 1: Writings, 1889; n.d.11 Anatomia12 Alloviaolae locis communibus collocta; divitiones physiologicae; convigii introductio13 Aut[ ]vibus primum; producii status languinis; producie castodus14 Roger, Jules. Hecquet - docteur regent et ancien doyen de la faculte de medecine de Paris - sa vie, ses ouvres, 188915 P. LeMay. "Une correspondence de Philippe Hecquet." Bulletin de la societe francaise d'histoire de la medecine, 1935 [photocopy]16 Dr. Barbillion. "Philippe Hecquet (1661-1737)" Bulletin de la societe francaise d'histoire de la medecine, 1930 [photocopy]17 Verses1 Series 2: Correspondence, 1701-173718 Andry, Nicolas - letter to Hecquet, 172719-11 Baglivi, Giorgia B. - letters to Hecquet, 1703-1736112-13 Bianchi, Giovanni Battista B. - letters to Hecquet, 1729-1736114 Boudin - letter to Hecquet, 1727115 Bouillet, Jean B. - letter to Hecquet [with translation in English], 1737116 Drayet - letter to Hecquet [with translation in English], 1733117 Gilles - letters to Hecquet, 1722118 Hecquet - draft of letter to Seguer, 1733119 Lochner von Hummelstein, Michael Friedrick L. - letter to Hecquet, 1717120-22 Pitcairne, Archibald - letters to Hecquet, 1701-1713123 Rega, Hendrik Joseph R. - letter to Hecquet, 1736124 Ricca, Carlo R. - letter to Hecquet, 1728125 Seguer, Mariano S. - letter to Hecquet, 1736126-27 Torti, Francesco - letters to Hecquet with translations in French, 1722-1724128 Torti, Francesco - letters to Hecquet, 1727-1730129 Vallisnieri, Antonio - letter to Hecquet with translation in French, 1730130 Vallisnieri, Antonio - letter to Hecquet131 Woolhouse - letter to Hecquet, 1729

    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Contains letters from Nicolas Andry de Boisregard, Giorgio Baglivi, Giovanni Battista Bianchi, Boudin, Jean Bouillet, Drayet, Gilles, Michael Friedrich Lochner, Archibald Pitcairne, Henri Joseph Rega, Carlo R. Ricca, Mariano Seguer, Francesco Torti, Antonio Vallisnieri, and John Thomas Woolhouse. Includes draft of letter from Hecquet to Seguer, and about 80 pages of medical notes. Printed matter contains Hecquet-- sa vie, ses oeuvres / Jules Roger. Paris, 1889.

    Contents List
    Box | Folder Title
    1
    Series 1: Writings, 1889; n.d.
    1 1
    Anatomia
    1 2
    Alloviaolae locis communibus collocta; divitiones physiologicae; convigii introductio
    1 3
    Aut[ ]vibus primum; producii status languinis; producie castodus
    1 4
    Roger, Jules. Hecquet - docteur regent et ancien doyen de la faculte de medecine de Paris - sa vie, ses ouvres, 1889
    1 5
    P. LeMay. "Une correspondence de Philippe Hecquet." Bulletin de la societe francaise d'histoire de la medecine, 1935 [photocopy]
    1 6
    Dr. Barbillion. "Philippe Hecquet (1661-1737)" Bulletin de la societe francaise d'histoire de la medecine, 1930 [photocopy]
    1 7
    Verses
    1
    Series 2: Correspondence, 1701-1737
    1 8
    Andry, Nicolas - letter to Hecquet, 1727
    1 9-11
    Baglivi, Giorgia B. - letters to Hecquet, 1703-1736
    1 12-13
    Bianchi, Giovanni Battista B. - letters to Hecquet, 1729-1736
    1 14
    Boudin - letter to Hecquet, 1727
    1 15
    Bouillet, Jean B. - letter to Hecquet [with translation in English], 1737
    1 16
    Drayet - letter to Hecquet [with translation in English], 1733
    1 17
    Gilles - letters to Hecquet, 1722
    1 18
    Hecquet - draft of letter to Seguer, 1733
    1 19
    Lochner von Hummelstein, Michael Friedrick L. - letter to Hecquet, 1717
    1 20-22
    Pitcairne, Archibald - letters to Hecquet, 1701-1713
    1 23
    Rega, Hendrik Joseph R. - letter to Hecquet, 1736
    1 24
    Ricca, Carlo R. - letter to Hecquet, 1728
    1 25
    Seguer, Mariano S. - letter to Hecquet, 1736
    1 26-27
    Torti, Francesco - letters to Hecquet with translations in French, 1722-1724
    1 28
    Torti, Francesco - letters to Hecquet, 1727-1730
    1 29
    Vallisnieri, Antonio - letter to Hecquet with translation in French, 1730
    1 30
    Vallisnieri, Antonio - letter to Hecquet
    1 31
    Woolhouse - letter to Hecquet, 1729