Ten Books of Surgery with the Magazine of the Instruments Necessary for It

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University of Georgia Press, Mar 1, 2010 - Medical - 282 pages
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Ambroise Paré (1510–1590) was a French surgeon who specialized in battlefield medicine, especially wound treatment. He was the official royal surgeon for the kings Henry II, Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III. A humane and dedicated physician, Paré was intensely concerned with the dissemination of knowledge about medicine. He contributed to the development of artificial limbs and also spawned several significant advancements in obstetrics. His medical achievements led Paré to be regarded as the “Father of Modern Surgery.” This edition, published in 1969, is the first English translation of Ten Books of Surgery, and it contains records of many of the most advanced medical practices of the time. Paré describes procedures for the treatment of battle wounds and gangrene, and also deals with ordinary ailments such as bone fractures, contusions, and kidney stones. Paré's work provides valuable insight into an age when the practice of medicine was moved towards the discipline and order of science but was still considerably affected by superstition.

  

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Contents

Preface 1X To the Very Christian King
1
Discourse of M Ambroise Pare
3
Poem
16
On the Wounds Made by Arquebuses
20
The Manner of Treating Wounds Made by Arrows _
49
On the Fractures of the Bones
61
On Contusions
90
The Method of Treating Burns
99
On the Manner of Treating Caries of the Bones
106
On Gangrenes and Mortifications
122
On the Hot Pisses
155
On the Stones
174
On the Suppression of Urine
208
The Instruments
221
Extract of the Privilege
263
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