Les Midinettes, from the march of 1903 to the demonstrations of 1917

Every week with RetroNews, the BNF’s press site, we take a look at a sports story as told by the press at the time. This Saturday: the Midinettes race, in 1903. Before designating a young ingenuous woman with an artichoke heart, so naive as to be touching, the term “midinette” almost evoked a social class. […]

“The great inventory of flagrant untruths about chloroquine”

End of February 2020. The first Frenchman who had not recently traveled abroad died in the Oise. For doctors worried about what’s going on in China, this is the red alert. Despite posters posted by Agn├Ęs Buzyn at airports, the coronavirus has entered French territory. No one knew at the time how it would be […]