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13 June 2020

Montpellier University Faculty of Medicine 800th Anniversary

France: Montpellier University Faculty of Medicine 800th Anniversary, 13 June 2020. Images from Phil-Ouest.

Technical Specifications:

Issue Date on Saturday, June 13, 2020
Illustrated obliteration 1st day in Montpellier (34) at the Post Office, Montpellier Prefecture, Place des Martyrs
de la Résistance, 34000 MONTPELLIER (subject) and in Paris (75) Le Carré d’Encre, from 10am to 5pm, from 10am to 1pm and from 2.30pm to 5pm, 13bis rue des Mathurins, 75009 PARIS (entrance by 42 rue Godot de Mauroy, closed monday).
In view of the exceptional context, the time limit for First Day obliterations is extended for broadcasts from March 1, 2020, from 8 weeks to 6 months
General sale on Monday, June 15, 2020 Info
Face value: €1.16 See fares as of June 15, 2020
Postage of priority letter up to 20g for France, Monaco, Andorra and postal sectors (army)
Horizontal stamp – Serration : 13
Total dimensions: 60×25 mm
Colors Blue, Cyan, Beige and Black
Printed in heliography 40 stamps per sheet
Issued to 600,000 copies

Graphic design Agent M
© Tallandier Bridgeman Images
© François Fontès architect
© Photo Sophie Belloni-Vitou

On the stamp is the portrait to the left of the surgeon Lapeyronie and to the right of the doctor Barthez. It also shows the Saint-Benoît-Saint-Germain college on the left and the Arnaud-de-Villeneuve Health Campus on the right of the stamp.

A bit of history
On August 17, 1220, Cardinal Conrad, the legate of Pope Honorius III, granted the University of Doctors of Montpellier, both doctors and students, official and perpetual status: the oldest medical university in history was born.

800 years ago in Montpellier, the medical community was the first in the world to receive university status. The teaching of medicine will thus be organized according to the legal principles defining the University in the Middle Ages: monopoly of teaching and practice, recognition of the diploma and laws governing the community(universitas in Latin) of teachers and the student community. The balance of these two parties in the search for a compromise is still the driving force of modern academic institutions.

1367-2017: 650 years separate the inauguration of the Saint-Benoît-Saint-Germain College, the Arnaud-de-Villeneuve Health Campus and the architect François Fontès. The first is a Benedictine monastery with the appearance of a medieval fortress. An episcopal building, it was confiscated during the Revolution and donated to the health school. Theses have been supported for more than 200 years. Students always take classes there, traditionally, to soak up the spirit of the school. This spirit is represented by the two statues that welcome visitors: the surgeon Lapeyronie and the doctor Barthez. The first worked to bring physician surgeons closer, the practice of doctrine. The second is the figure of the enlightenment philosopher encyclopaedist physician, defender of the specificity of the science of life.

© – La Poste – Professor Gérald Chanques – All rights reserved
According to Phil@Poste’s press release

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