Title:
A HistoricalVignette “Be proud of yourself: you have a History!” Turbulence around the otoliths Sappey’s hostility and Breschet’s defence
Authors:
J. Tainmont
Institutions:
W. ChurchillAvenue 172, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Keywords:
Vestibular apparatus; otoliths; Breschet; Sappey; history of otology
Pages:
99 - 102
Abstract:
Turbulence around the otoliths. Sappey’s hostility and Breschet’s defence. Nowadays, the animosity between medical scholars is seldom apparent. However, during the XIX century it was not necessarily so. We find an example of this in Sappey’s hostility against his colleague anatomist Gilbert Breschet. It concerned the discovery of the otoliths of the inner ear that Breschet attributed to himself. We present here Breschet’s defence.
Issue:
Vol. 2, 2006, 2nd trimester


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A HistoricalVignette “Be proud of yourself: you have a History!” Turbulence around the otoliths Sappey’s hostility and Breschet’s defence