Contents: Introduction: resurrecting Baron Henri de Rothschild, MD; Part I The Rothschild Family Medical Tradition: The hospital that James Mayer ('le grand baron') built; The Rothschild children's hospital at Berck-sur-Mer; An education at the Paris Faculty of Medicine; Henri de Rothschild's medical empire in Paris; The science of infant feeding; A new medical speciality:pediatrics; Rothschild medical service in World War I. Part II Rothschild's Hippocratic Theater: The doctor-playwright; Doctor-charlatans in contemporary society (circa 1900); Medical ethics: Le Caducée; The female doctor's dilemma: La Vocation. Conclusion: the 1930s: medical GÃ¶tterdammerÃ¼ng; Bibliography; Index.
Harry W. Paul is Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida, USA. Among his publications are Science, Vine and Wine in Modern France (1996) and Bacchic Medicine: Wine and Alcohol Therapies from Napoleon to the French Paradox (2001). He is now writing a book on the history of women doctors.