George Guthrie (1785-1856): surgeon to the Duke of Wellington, and a pioneer thoracic surgeon.

Abstract

George Guthrie had a distinguished career as a soldier, surgeon and medical reformer. He revolutionized military surgery following his active service during the Peninsular War in Spain and Portugal. His book Commentaries on the Surgery of War was based on this experience and was updated continuously; it remained the standard military text for half a century… (More)

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