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Claude Bourgelat

Claude Bourgelat (March 27, 1712 – January 3, 1779) was a French veterinary surgeon.

Bourgelat was born at Lyon. He was the founder of veterinary colleges at Lyon in 1762, as well as an authority on horse management, and often consulted on the matter.

He was a member of the French Academy of Sciences and the Prussian Academy of Sciences.

Bourgelat also contributed to Diderot and d'Alambert's Encyclopédie.


  • L'art vétérinaire (1761)

This article incorporates text from the public domain 1907 edition of The Nuttall Encyclopædia.


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