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Claude Bernard and Experimental Medicine. Collected Papers from a Symposium commemorating the centenary of the publication of “An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine” and the first English translation of Claude Bernard’s “Cahier Rouge”.
Claude Bernard and Experimental Medicine Collected Papers from a Symposium commemorating the centenary of the publication of An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine and the first English translation of Claude Bernards Cahier Rouge Author:Claude Bernard, Francisco Grande, Maurice B. Visscher This volume represents primarily the material presented at a Symposium held in commemoration of the Centenary of the publication of Bernard's "An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine." The Symposium, supported by a grant of funds from the Louis W. and Maud Hill Family Foundation, was also a part of the celebration of the 75th anniv... more »ersary of the founding of the Medical School of the University of Minnesota. Incorporated in this book is the first English translation of Bernard's "Cahier Rouge," a work of the greatest historical significance.
The chapters here, then, grew out of addresses given by distinguished doctors, scientists and professors in Minneapolis in 1965. They start with a Summary and Introduction by Professor Francisco Grande and succeeding chapters cover topics ranging from "Claude Bernard and the History of Ideas," and "The Significance of Bernard's Philosophy of Science for Modern Medical Research and Education" to basic concepts of present-day physiology and a final chapter introducing the "Cahier Rouge."
The translators of the "Cahier Rouge" claim that it is "more than the first draft of any of Bernard's subsequent books. It is one of the most intimate records of the problems that occupied Bernard in these ten years. It is a form of diary in which he wrote not only about things he had seen that day in the laboratory, about experiments or hypotheses that these had suggested, but also about his constant search to express the experimental method in physiology, and to show how it related to other sciences...Bernard's reading is not of the past; it is not obsolete. Few scientists of a hundred years ago can be given similar credit."« less