Surgery: a doctoral candidate defending a thesis in surgery at the Académie Royale de Chirurgie, Paris

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Surgery: a doctoral candidate defending a thesis in surgery at the Académie Royale de Chirurgie, Paris. Etching by PF Tardieu after C Eisen, 1751. Attributes of surgery are present: skeletons pull back curtains to reveal the scene; cupids practise bloodletting (below left) and amputation of the leg (below right) Above, a medallion to Apollo Salutaris, in which Apollo shows surgical instruments to Hygieia while she points to symbols of anatomy and pharmacy. Created 1751. Academic. Degrees. Academic. Dissertations. Surgery – Study and teaching. Académie royale de chirurgie (France). Contributors: Charles Eisen (1720–1778); Pierre François Tardieu (1711–1771). Work ID: r5q6aaz6.

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