Life and times of Ambroise Paré, 1510-1590

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P.B. Hoeber, 1921 - France - 297 pages
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Page 163 - I had applied my digestive medicament had but little pain, and their wounds without inflammation or swelling, having rested fairly well that night; the others, to whom the boiling oil was used, I found feverish, with great pain and swelling about the edges of their wounds. Then I resolved never more to burn thus cruelly poor men with gunshot wounds.
Page 163 - I was forced instead thereof to apply a digestive made of the yolks of eggs, oil of roses, and turpentine. In the night I could not sleep in quiet, fearing some default in not...
Page 196 - ... afraid of dying, if they should happen to be wounded. M. le Prince de la Roche-sur-Yon was the first who entertained me, and inquired what they were saying at the Court concerning the town of Metz. I told him all that I chose to tell. Forthwith he begged me to go and see one of his gentlemen named M. de Magnane, now Chevalier of the Order of the King, and Lieutenant of His Majesty's Guards, who had his leg broken by a cannon-shot. I found him in bed, his leg bent and crooked, without any dressing...
Page 29 - I had failed to put the said oil dead or empoisoned, which made me rise very early to visit them, where beyond my hope, I found those upon whom I had put the digestive medicament feeling little pain, and their wounds without inflammation...
Page 189 - I returned to Paris with my gentleman whose leg I had cut off ; I dressed him, and God healed him. I sent him to his house merry with a wooden leg ; and he was content, saying he had got off cheap, not to have been miserably burned to stop the blood, as you write in your book, mon petit maistre.
Page 162 - Of Wounds in General," Chapter Eight, that wounds made by firearms participate of venenosity, because of the powder, and for their cure he commands to cauterize them with oil of elder, scalding hot, in which should be...
Page 35 - Germane, and all the inhabitants thereabout have both knowne and seene to be a wbman-childe, untill she was two and twentie yeares of age, called by the name of Marie. He was, when I saw him, of good yeares, and had a long beard, and was yet unmarried. He saith, that upon a time, leaping, and straining himselfe to overleape another, he wot not how, but where before he was a woman, he suddenly felt the instrument of a man...
Page 160 - I said no. And then he went up to them and cut their throats, gently, and without ill will toward them.
Page 119 - ... same with that of the ancients ; since what horns soever they be that pass among us, they are not the horns of one, but several animals : since many in common use and high esteem are no horns at all ; since if they were true horns, yet might their virtues be questioned ; since though we allowed some virtues, yet were not others to be received ; with what security a man may rely on this remedy, the mistress of fools hath already instructed some, and to wisdom (which is never too wise to learn)...
Page 184 - ... man might still be cured if he were well dressed. Diverse gentlemen of the company prayed he would take him along with the baggage, since I was willing to dress him; to which he agreed, and after I had got the man ready, he was put in a cart, on a bed well covered and well arranged, drawn by a horse. I did him the office of physician, apothecary, surgeon, and cook. I dressed him to the end of his case, and God healed him ; insomuch that all the three companies marvelled at this cure.

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