(1866-1936) French bacteriologist who received the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
Autograph quotation signed, one page (cardboard), 4,5 x 3,5 inch, Tunis, 21.08.1934, quotation from Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle*, written and signed in dark ink "C. Nicolle", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Charles Nicolle seated at a desk (altogether 8,25 x 11,75 inch), with very mild signs of wear - in nearly very fine condition.
"Fontenelle a dit: On perdrait courage si l'on n'était soutenu par des idées fausses.
Je souci volontier à cette opinion - C. Nicolle
Tunis 21 août 1934"
"Fontenelle said: One would lose heart if one were not supported by false ideas.
I gladly respect this opinion - C. Nicolle
Tunis August 21, 1934"
* Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657-1757) French author and an influential member of three of the academies of the Institut de France, noted especially for his accessible treatment of scientific topics during the unfolding of the Age of Enlightenment.