Title:
A HistoricalVignette “Be proud of yourself: you have a History!” ENT illuminated by literature. Gustave Flaubert and the glory of Gensoul
Authors:
J. Tainmont
Institutions:
Winston ChurchillAvenue 172, Box 9, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Keywords:
History of otorhinolaryngology; Ludwig’s angina; Joseph Gensoul; Gustave Flaubert; Emile Zola; superior maxillary bone
Pages:
105 - 112
Abstract:
ENT illuminated by literature. Gustave Flaubert and the glory of Gensoul. Doctor Joseph Gensoul (1797- 1858) has at least two claims to fame as an ENT physician: he was the first to practise the total resection of the superi- or maxillary bone, and he described a disease that was later to be known as “Ludwig’s angina”. In this paper, we try to project an original light on Gensoul by reference to Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880). We also look at how Flaubert’s celebrity and Gensoul’s glory fared differently.
Issue:
Vol. 3, 2007, 2nd trimester


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A HistoricalVignette “Be proud of yourself: you have a History!” ENT illuminated by literature. Gustave Flaubert and the glory of Gensoul