A web site has been created for scholars interested in medicine in art in 19th century France to provide free access to the unpublished dissertation of Richard E. Weisberg, “The Representation of Doctors at Work in Salon Art of the Early Third Republic in France” (New York University, 1995). Richard suffered an unexpected illness in 2011 and died in May of that year. Although it was his intention to revise this nearly 900-page work into a book or journal articles, his time was consumed by his position as a high school principal. His work provides substantial material on French images of physicians, including extensive quotations from primary sources. In addition to downloadable PDFs of individual chapters, the site includes biographical information and a complete list of the dissertation’s 152 figures.
For questions, write Bert.Hansen@Baruch.CUNY.edu.