Pariset, Étienne (1770-1847)

  • Pariset, Étienne, 1770-1847.
MSS.3767 and 7374
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


"Note sur la peste", and a collection of material (primarily correspondence) formerly held in the Department's Autograph Letters Sequence.



Physical description

1 volume and 142 items

Acquisition note

Purchased from: Charavay, Paris, December 1927, March 1928, October 1928/April 1929, June 1929, November 1929, February 1930, May 1930, September 1930, April 1931, October 1931, January 1932, April 1933, April 1934 and at an unknown date before 1936; H. Barral, Montpellier, June 1928; Desgranges, Paris, February 1929 and August 1929; an unknown vendor, Paris, April 1930. Accession details of nos.141-142 not noted.

Biographical note

The author obtained his Doctorate at Paris in 1805, and was appointed physician to the Bicêtre and La Salpêtrière. He was one of the original Members of the Académie de Médecine, founded in 1820. He was sent to Egypt in 1828 to study the cause of plague (see MS.3767) which he oddly concluded was the fact that the many thousands of Mummies were subject to annual inundation by the Nile, and that their putrefaction under the tropical sun was the breeder of pestilence. He was the author of many important 'Éloges' read before the Académie.

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), and Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton's typescript supplement to this catalogue.


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Accession number

  • Various: see numbers noted on indivi