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Ambroise Pare, the French king’s surgeon

Posted in Historical articles, History, Medicine, Science, War on Friday, 20 November 2015

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Ambroise Pare was a diligent military surgeon whose innovative methods improved the lot of the wounded soldier, as seen in this very interesting picture which depicts the key moment in Pare’s career. He ran out of boiling oil to cauterise a soldier’s wound, so had to concoct a potion which on the following day turned out to have greater healing properties than expected, and many more than the brutal simplicity of cauterisation.

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Ambroise Pare, military surgeon, when the oil ran out

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