Haguenot, Henri (1687-1775)

  • Haguenot, Henri, 1687-1775
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Journal des observations faites à l'Hôtel-Dieu de Paris sur la maladie d'une Convulsionnaire, la Mère Sainte Cécile, appelleé aussi Soeur de la Croix, réligieuse de l'Hôtel-Dieu. On p. 79 is a pen-drawing of the cross marked out on the patient's body with needle-points. The subject of this MS. was a nurse at the Hôtel-Dieu, and after attending several of the 'Convulsionnaires' who had been confined to this Hospital, she was herself attacked by this extraordinary form of religious hysteria. When the remaining 'Convulsionnaires' had been sent to prison in Paris, most of the documents, etc. relating to them were ordered to be destroyed. The present MS. was perhaps saved on account of its scientific interest and detailed account of pathological symptoms, etc. by Haguenot, who was a professor at the École de Médecine of Montpellier. Produced in Paris.



Physical description

1 volume 1 l. + 430 pp. + 1 bl. l. 8vo. 18 × 12 cm. Original calf binding.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1930.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from 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).

Ownership note

Inside the upper cover is the engraved armorial book-plate of the author, lettered 'Ex Bibliotheca Haguenotiana in Nosocomio Monspelliense deposita'.


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Accession number

  • 62801