Philadelphia:: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1984., 1984. 8vo. x, 319,  pp. Tables, maps, index. Red gilt-stamped cloth, dust-jacket; jacket with minor wear to extremities. Very good. ISBN: 0812279123 "This collection of essays represents the first focused attempt to treat the professions in France as a single large historical problem. It is at once a contribution to the history of the professions and to the social history of France. The essays point toward a common conclusion: in the French context, by striking contrast to standard Anglo-American assumptions, professional "autonomy," power, and success virtually require "dependence" on the state." – UPP. Geison was in the History of Science program at Princeton. The contributors include: John H. Weiss, Robert Fox, Toby Gelfand, Jan Goldstein, Matthew Ramsey. Geison contributed 20 articles for the DSB.
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