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Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment
La Fabrique de la modernité scientifique:
discours et récits du progrès sous l'Ancien régime

Volume: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 2015:03
Series editor: Jonathan Mallinson
Volume editor(s): Frédéric Charbonneau

REVIEW(S): 
‘Through its nine splendid contributions (which can be found summarised at the end, alongside a very useful thematic index), the book traces the way in which some key figures of the so-called Scientific Revolution- specifically those related to the anatomical and medical sciences- were transformed into icons of scientific progress. […] Along these lines, the book should not only be of interest to the historian of medicine or science, but also to the general historian, the philosopher of history, and to all those concerned with the practicalities required to give the living conditions of certain individuals the fictional characters of a universal history of glory. […] This is more than a book on eighteenth-century ideas of progress. By focusing on new sources, like obituaries and eulogies, the book also explores the coming into existence of a new historical narrative that goes far beyong the realm of science and medicine’.
Javier Moscoso, Medical History (60, 1 (2016))