Posts Tagged: history of surgery

A Historical Perspective on Women in Surgery

By Claire Brock The Royal College of Surgeons (England) runs a scheme called ‘Women in Surgery (WinS)’ to ‘encourage, enable and inspire women to fulfill their surgical ambitions’. Its aims are five-fold: to raise the profile of women in surgery;

A Historical Perspective on Women in Surgery

By Claire Brock The Royal College of Surgeons (England) runs a scheme called ‘Women in Surgery (WinS)’ to ‘encourage, enable and inspire women to fulfill their surgical ambitions’. Its aims are five-fold: to raise the profile of women in surgery;

Butchers & Surgeons: Rethinking the 17th-Century English Surgeon

By Samantha Sandassie It would be an understatement to say that early modern surgery and its practitioners have a negative reputation. Popular narratives present surgeons as poorly educated men who performed invasive operations on unlucky and unanesthetized patients using unsterilized

Butchers & Surgeons: Rethinking the 17th-Century English Surgeon

By Samantha Sandassie It would be an understatement to say that early modern surgery and its practitioners have a negative reputation. Popular narratives present surgeons as poorly educated men who performed invasive operations on unlucky and unanesthetized patients using unsterilized

Crafting a (Written) Science of Surgery: The First European Surgical Texts

By Monica Green One of the challenges of medicine, in so far as it is a body of accumulated knowledge, is turning practices into words in order to preserve them. In some areas of medicine, the words themselves are the

Crafting a (Written) Science of Surgery: The First European Surgical Texts

By Monica Green One of the challenges of medicine, in so far as it is a body of accumulated knowledge, is turning practices into words in order to preserve them. In some areas of medicine, the words themselves are the

The Window Operation: Hope through Surgery

By Jaipreet Virdi-Dhesi “[Dr. Lempert] reached not quite as high as my shoulder. We liked each other on sight. He had read Cotton in My Ears and enjoyed it, he told me, as we stood talking when the meeting was

The Window Operation: Hope through Surgery

By Jaipreet Virdi-Dhesi “[Dr. Lempert] reached not quite as high as my shoulder. We liked each other on sight. He had read Cotton in My Ears and enjoyed it, he told me, as we stood talking when the meeting was

Surgical Devices and Placebo Testing – A Rehearsal

By Christopher Crenner Sometimes new forms of technology need a dress rehearsal before their premier. Early airplanes were like this, seeming to offer a lengthy prelude to Kitty Hawk. A succession of imaginative tinkerers and engineers worked on heavier-than-air machines

Surgical Devices and Placebo Testing – A Rehearsal

By Christopher Crenner Sometimes new forms of technology need a dress rehearsal before their premier. Early airplanes were like this, seeming to offer a lengthy prelude to Kitty Hawk. A succession of imaginative tinkerers and engineers worked on heavier-than-air machines