AMBROISE PARÉ - FOUNDER OF MODERN SURGERY AND PIONEER OF MILITARY MEDICINE

Anna-Maria Axioti1, Eirini Geramani1, V. Sârbu1,2, Marianna Karamanou3
11“OVIDIUS” University, Faculty of Medicine, Constanta, Romania
2Surgery Clinic II, Emergency Clinical Hospital of Constanţa, Romania
3 History of Medicine Department, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece

Corresponding author: Axioti Anna-Maria
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Abstract

Ambroise Paré is considered to be one of the fathers of surgery and a pioneer in surgical techniques. He was one of the first surgeons to encourage primary amputation for the treatment for gunshot wounds, he designed "bec du corbin", the predecessor to modern hemostats, he designed limb protheses and some ocular protheses and he also aimed for the progress of obstetrics. Besides from being an extraordinary scientist, Ambroise Paré had a compassionate character and he spent his whole life helping others. The motto that characterized his scientic personality and his life was "I treated him, but God healed him".

Keywords: Ambroise Paré, history, surgery

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