The French physician FJV Broussais bestrode Parisian medicine at the turn of the 19th century just as the new medicine of the Napoleonic capital, with its vast public hospitals and salaried hospital doctors, dominated scientific medicine then and for many years to come. And what a bleeder he was.

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