A paradoxical veterinary teacher, the Norman André de Chaumontel (1752-1814)

François VALLAT

Docteur Vétérinaire, Docteur en Histoire
10 rue Jean Pigeon, 94220 Charenton-le-Pont

André de Chaumontel, NCO in the French King’s Household Cavalry, was first a student at Alfort Veterinary School and later a teacher – on his return to France after having escaped the French Revolution as an “émigré”. He had to leave the institution in 1805 on account of embezzlement. Hitherto untapped documents shed some light on the personal problems which led this nobleman from Normandy to commit the irregularities.


Ref. : Bull.soc.fr.hist.méd.sci.vét., 2014, 14 : 123-138