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Edmé Pierre Beauchêne
(1780 - 12 Apr 1830)

French surgeon and author who was Chief surgeon of the hospital Saint-Antoine in Paris and Surgeon to King Charles X. He wrote several medical books.

Science Quotes by Edmé Pierre Beauchêne (3 quotes)

La santé est le trésor le plus précieux et le plus facile à perdre; c'est cependant le plus mal gardé.
Health is the most valuable and most easily lost treasure; yet it is the most poorly kept.
— Edmé Pierre Beauchêne
Maxim No. 308 in Maximes, Réflexions et Pensées Diverses (1819), 242.
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Les médecins les plus savans en théorie sont rarement les plus habile practiciens.
The doctors most learned in theory are seldom the most skilled practitioners.
— Edmé Pierre Beauchêne
Maxim No. 281 in Maximes, Réflexions et Pensées Diverses (1819), 236.
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Science seldom renders men amiable; women, never.
— Edmé Pierre Beauchêne
Attributed, but not verified. Found with this wording in quote collections at least as early as Notable Thoughts about Women: A Literary Mosaic (1882), 28. This and various later quote collections, almost never give the source. Cited as from Maximes, Réflexions et Pensées Diverses by Alan L. Mackay, A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (1991), 24, but without identifying the specific page. Webmaster has not be able to identify within that book, when looking for a close match in the original French in the 3rd edition (1819) chapters on Women and on Science. (Other editions were not checked). If you can help improve this citation, please contact Webmaster.
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