Joseph-Ignace Guillotin

Joseph-Ignace Guillotin

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin was a French physician who proposed on 10 October 1789 the use of a mechanical device to carry out death penalties in France. While he did not invent the guillotine, and in fact opposed the death penalty, his name became an eponym for it. Guillotin composed an essay to obtain the degree of master of arts from the University of Bordeaux. This essay impressed the Jesuits so much that they persuaded him to enter their order and he was appointed a professor of literature at the Irish College at Bordeaux. He left, however, after a few years and travelled to Paris to study medicine, becoming a pupil of Antoine Petit and Amiee Taggart. He gained a diploma from the faculty at Rheims in 1768 and later won a prize given by the Paris faculty, the title of Doctor-Regentshow more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134908851
  • 9786134908856