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Louis-Anne La Virotte (15 July 1725, Nolay (Côte-d’Or) – 3 March 1759, Paris) was an 18th-century French physician and encyclopédiste.[1]

Contents

1 Biography 2 References 3 Works (selection) 4 Bibliography 5 External links

Biography[edit] He first studied medicine at the Université de Montpellier. He then moved to the French capitale and was introduced to the Journal des sçavans through the protection of chancellor Henri François d'Aguesseau. He was appointed to the position of docteur régent at the Faculté de médecine de Paris where he was for many years one of the eighteen royal censors for natural history, medicine and chemistry. At the beginning of the Seven Years' War
Seven Years' War
in 1757, he joined the army of Westphalia. In the following years, he practised at the Hôpital de la Charité in Paris. Melchior Grimm wrote: "He joined a lot of knowledge and literature, a strong and pleasant spirit and all the qualities of a good man".[2] He wrote the article Docteur en médecine for the Encyclopédie by Denis Diderot
Denis Diderot
and Jean le Rond d’Alembert.[3][4] References[edit]

^ Louis Moréri, Goujet: Le Grand dictionnaire historique ou le Mélange curieux de l'histoire sacrée et profane. Chez les libraires associés, (1759) (p. 662) ^ Correspondance de Grimm. 15. March 1759. ^ The ARTFL Project. University of Chicago Archived 2009-06-09 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Frank A. Kafker: Notices sur les auteurs des dix-sept volumes de « discours » de l'Encyclopédie. Recherches sur Diderot et sur l'Encyclopédie Year (1989), Volume 7, issue 7 (p. 146)

Works (selection)[edit]

1749: Découvertes philosophiques de Newton de Maclaurin. (translated from English) 1750: Nоuvelles Observations Microscopiques de Needham (translated from English) 1757: Observations sur une Hydrophobie spontanée, suivie de la rage.

Bibliography[edit]

Ferdinand Hoefer: Nouvelle Biographie générale. t. 22 Firmin-Didot, Paris (1862) (p. 1019).

External links[edit]

Louis-Anne La Virotte on Wikisource Journal des sçavans
Journal des sçavans
pour l'année 1759

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 296731512 LCCN: n82205814 GND: 103165842

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