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1848 Excerpt: ...of not having understood his disease, and the
patient had strictly forbidden any examination of his body to be
made. The presence, therefore, of a calculus or not, upon which the
charge was based, could not be ascertained. From 1783 to 1788
Barthez inserted in Vol. in. 257 the Journal des Savans a series of
papers, on the mechanism of the moving powers of man and animals.
He gave also to the Academy of Inscriptions and BellcsLettres some
papers on the art of sculpture in metals with the hammer, and on
some passages in Homer relating to physiology. In 1785 he was, upon
the death of Imbert, named chancellor of the university of
Montpelier. He was also associated with the members of the
academies of sciences of Berlin, of Stockholm, of Gottingen, and of
Lausanne; of the Academy of Medicine of Madrid; and during his
residence in Paris he was made a free or honorary member of the
Royal Academy of Sciences, also of the Academy of Inscriptions and
Belles-Lettres, and an ordinary associate of the Royal Society of
Medicine. He received two pensions from the society as an associate
and as a man of letters, and he was named consulting physician to
the king, physician in chief to the dragoons, member of the Council
of Health, and, to crown all, he was named a counsellor of state.
The vanity which characterised him had led him to seek the latter
distinction, the title of which was granted; but he was never
permitted to perform any duties attached to such a position. The
archbishop of Sens opposed him in this respect, and thereby
incurred his animosity. The revolution was now making progress in
France, and Barthez declared himself in favour of the separation of
the nobility from the clergy and the nation in the assembly of the
States General. Upon the re-union of the thr...
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