Surgical techniques: past, present and future

  title={Surgical techniques: past, present and future},
  author={K. Qayumi},
The aim of this paper is to provide an analytical survey of the information available on the development of past and present surgical techniques, and to make projections for the future. For the purposes of this paper, the Past starts in the Neolithic period and ends in the 1800s. In this context, I have divided the Past into Prehistoric , Ancient and Middle Ages , and this period ends in the second half of the 19th century when the major obstacles to the further development of surgery, such as… Expand
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