Sarah Bernhardt et le Docteur Pozzi

De Costa, Caroline, and Miller, Francesca (2013) Sarah Bernhardt et le Docteur Pozzi. Editions Glyphe, Paris, France.

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Abstract

This book is an expanded French version of The Diva and Doctor God, co-authored with Francesca Miller, which was published in the US in 2010. It is a biography of Dr Samuel Pozzi (1846-1918), gynaecologist and surgeon, who is regarded as the 'father' of French and European gynaecology. It is based on extensive correspondence and other material in archives and libraries in France to which I have had access, and much of which has not previously been published. The French version also contains much new material more relevant to French readers than English ones. The book deals with Pozzi's life and work, his role in establishing the first gynaecological service in France, his teaching and appointment as the first professor of gynaecology in France and his publications in particular the Treatise in Gynaecology which is a magnificent work used as a basic text (in English, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian as well as French) up until 1930. Pozzi had a lifelong friendship with the actress Sarah Bernhardt and I had access to more than a hundred letters from Bernhardt to Pozzi which had not previously been published, hence the title.

Item ID: 26859
Item Type: Book (Translation)
ISBN: 978-2-35815-100-9
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Title (English): Sarah Bernhardt and Dr. Pozzi

Abstract also available in French: Depuis leur première rencontre au Quartier latin en 1868 et jusqu'à la mort tragique de Pozzi, assassiné par un de ses opérés, Sarah Bernhardt et Samuel Pozzi n'ont cessé d'échanger des lettres, d'amour puis d’affection.

Tandis que Sarah devient la première diva internationale, Samuel, père de la gynécologie française, s'illustrera dans de nombreuses activités : l'écriture, les collections… et même la politique.

Les auteurs de cet ouvrage ont eu accès à plus d'une centaine de lettres de Sarah Bernhardt à Samuel Pozzi. Autour de ces lettres, se tisse l'histoire peu connue de Sarah Bernhardt et Samuel Pozzi, deux êtres gâtés par la nature, séduisants, doués et, chacun dans leurs domaines, perfectionnistes.

« Mon Docteur Dieu… Nul être ne m'est plus cher que vous… Ai-je donc besoin, ami chéri, d'ouvrir la boîte des souvenirs qui nous sont communs pour vous faire respirer le parfum de ces fleurs, cueillies ensemble dans les jardins de la vie ? Je vous aime tendrement, infiniment… Sarah. »

Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 06:48
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111402 Obstetrics and Gynaecology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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