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A physician, always a writer of science, but now author of a biographical novel of Claude Bernard, 19th century medical scientist.

Background Information

What does an academic physician do when he retires: gardening, travel and tennis are surely not enough. I had written during all of my professional life - but scientifically and with a view to educating students and the general public. Always fascinated by the evolution of medicine and its human background, I decided to probe the life of Claude Bernard. He was my inspiration as a medical student, and I had passed on my enthusiasm in my teaching of my students during four decades in Australia and the UK.

I retired to France, there better to research not only his work, but his life. I discovered so much that I didn't know previously: intrigues, conflicts and controversies and a remarkable interaction of life events and discovery. I decided that a simple biography could not do full justice to the theme: there were gaps which had to be closed and I did this by writing a biographical novel.

This is the result.

Birth Place
Vienna,  Austria

British Medical Association Award (PatientWise information database for patients).
Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Royal Society of Medicine
Lister Medal for clinical surgery.

Additional Information

No events - yet. Just publication of M-o-D and the forthcoming French translation of my book entitled 'Un Defi Sans Fin' (Societe des Ecrivains)

Contact Information

529, che de Peire Luche 
Roquefort les Pins  06330   France
Contact Author: Peter H Wise
Favorite Links

CB and Me
This site for happenings

CB and me
This bilingual academic site is for the facts about Bernard: all he did and all he wrote, with images and links to all his publications - and much more.

Claude Bernard
A bilingual (English/French) academic website which allows doctors and medical scientists (and the general public) to access his biography and probe the facts of his work, with images and hypertext links directly to almost all his publications: a unique highly-visited resource.

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