Surgical Instruments as a Window into the Profession’s Past

Abstract

At first glance, the highly technical procedures and specialization that characterize 21stcentury surgery bear little resemblance to the craft as practiced in Renaissance France and Italy or in the 19th-century operating theaters of Paris, London, or Philadelphia. Yet continuities in Western medical traditions link contemporary surgery to its professional… (More)

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@article{Kwan2008SurgicalIA, title={Surgical Instruments as a Window into the Profession’s Past}, author={Alistair Kwan and Julia Irwin and Mary Ellen Leuver}, journal={The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine}, year={2008}, volume={81}, pages={205 - 208} }