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Physician of the Enlightenment


Antoinette Emch-Deriaz

Trained in Montpellier, friend of the Philosophes, Tissot (1728-1797) published almost two dozen medical books which were widely read and translated during his lifetime. The best known are Onanisme and Avis au peuple. He also left numerous manuscripts on different subjects of medicine. This biography presents a comprehensive study of the life and works (unpublished as well as published) of Tissot against the backdrop of the Era of the Encyclopédie and within the context of Tissot's Calvinist, French speaking Swiss milieu.