A surgeon takes a second look at surgery.

  title={A surgeon takes a second look at surgery.},
  author={I. S. Ravdin},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Association},
  volume={158 7},
  • I. S. Ravdin
  • Published 1955
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
In 1805 Philip Syng Physick was made professor of surgery in my alma mater, the first time anyone, to my knowledge, was elected solely to a chair of surgery in any school of medicine. Harvey's discovery of the circulation had been made nearly 200 years previously, and Malpighi had described the capillaries nearly half a century before Physick's appointment was made. John Hunter had laid the foundation for pathological anatomy. Humphry Davy, working in Dr. Beddoes' Pneumatic Institute, had… Expand