Posts Tagged: surgical instruments

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

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

Showing the Instruments: Vesalius and the Tools of Surgery and Anatomy

By Allen Shotwell In the dedication to his famous De humani corporis fabrica of 1543, Andreas Vesalius made a deliberate connection between surgery and anatomy. Both surgery and the dissection of bodies to study anatomy relied on manual skills, according

Showing the Instruments: Vesalius and the Tools of Surgery and Anatomy

By Allen Shotwell In the dedication to his famous De humani corporis fabrica of 1543, Andreas Vesalius made a deliberate connection between surgery and anatomy. Both surgery and the dissection of bodies to study anatomy relied on manual skills, according