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Philippe-Charles Schmerling (1790-1836) reveals the antiquity of man thanks to antediluvian deposits of the Liège caves
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8525842     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Philippe-Charles Schmerling, often considered as the founder of paleontology, was undoubtedly a prominent personality in the province of Liège. The author evoques the beginning of paleontologic and prehistoric research in Wallonia through the biography and the analysis of Schmerling's works. Some of his contributions were completely disregarded, especially in the field of paleopathology where he can really be considered as a founder. Posterity will mainly retain his assertion about the contemporaneity of mankind with extinct animal species.
L Henderickx
Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; English Abstract; Historical Article; Journal Article; Portraits    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta psychiatrica Belgica     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0300-8967     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Psychiatr Belg     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-19     Completed Date:  1996-01-19     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247037     Medline TA:  Acta Psychiatr Belg     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  fre     Pagination:  183-212     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
Centre d'Archéologie et de Paléontologie, Comblain-au-Pont.
Vernacular Title:
Phillippe-Charles Schmerling (1790-1836) révèle l'antiquité de l'homme grâce aux dépôts antédiluviens des grottes liégeoises.
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MeSH Terms
History, 18th Century
History, 19th Century
Paleontology / history*
Paleopathology / history
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
P C Schmerling

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