Société royale de médecine
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
"THE IDEA OF writing a book about the perception of odors came to me as I was reading the memoirs of Jean-Noel Halle, a member of the Societe Royale de Medecine under the ancien regime and the first incumbent of the chair of public hygiene established in Paris in 1794."--incipit The Foul and the Fragrant (1982) by Alain Corbin
Société royale de médecine, Royal Society of Medicine was founded in 1778 and was a predecessor of Paris Society of Medicine.