Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Huguenots

  • Paul Bussière, Huguenot physician in London (c.1660-1739)

    In 1685 Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes that had allowed Huguenots to practice their religion unmolested. It caused many talented professionals to flee the country. Among them was Paul Bussière (or Buissière), a Huguenot medical practitioner who first went to Copenhagen and then to London, where he developed a successful practice. Remembered for…