In the cradle of heredity; French physicians and l'hérédité naturelle in the early 19th century.

  title={In the cradle of heredity; French physicians and l'h{\'e}r{\'e}dit{\'e} naturelle in the early 19th century.},
  author={Carlos L{\'o}pez-Beltr{\'a}n},
  journal={Journal of the history of biology},
  volume={37 1},
This paper argues that our modern concept of biological heredity was first clearly introduced in a theoretical and practical setting by the generation of French physicians that were active between 1810 and 1830. It describes how from a traditional focus on hereditary transmission of disease, influential French medical men like Esquirol, Fodéré, Piorry, Lévy, moved towards considering heredity a central concept for the conception of the human bodily frame, and its set of physical and moral… CONTINUE READING
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