Les œuvres [The works].

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Creator

Ambrose Paré

Title

Les œuvres [The works].

Publisher

John Clarke

Date

1665

Coverage

London

Description

Ambrose Paré, a French barber surgeon, is considered to be a father of both surgery and forensic pathology. This comprehensive work discusses many facets of surgery of that era. Particularly known for his work on battlefield medicine and the treatment of war wounds, Paré also reintroduced Galen’s method of artery ligation instead of heat cauterization, the latter often failing as a means to cease bleeding during amputations. Paré also made numerous contributions to rehabilitation with his work on limb prostheses following amputation, as well as ocular prostheses fashioned from gold, silver, porcelain, and glass. Unlike others in reconstructive nasal surgery, he favored a nasal prosthesis over autogenous tissue reconstruction.