The Surgery of Roland of Parma

by Leonard D. Rosenman


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Book Details

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Publication Date : 9/13/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781401063856
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781401063863

About the Book

Roland succeeded his acknowledged Master Surgeon, Roger Frugard, early in the 13th C. He re-wrote Roger’s seminal text, and produced the second of the eight great treatises that marked the rebirth of surgery into Europe after centuries of bleak nothingness. Roland’s version of the Rogerina, soon called the Rolandina, was a standard text for students during the ensuing epoch. It was the basis for a serious commentary, The Glosses, by un-identified Four Salernitan Masters, which also had wide fame. Daremberg, a historian of the 19th C discussed the Glosses; his essay provides the conclusion to this English Edition of the Rolandina.


About the Author

Dr. Rosenman is a retired surgeon and Professor of Surgery in San Francico, CA. He has provided English translations of seven of the eight seminal treatises written between 1170 and 1330 AD which reintroduced the art into Europe before the epoch of the Great Plague. With this translation of a treatise by one of three great surgeons of the 16th C, we can see how the art of practical surgery came to be dominated by the barber-surgeons while the academics of medicine and surgery were wasting their energies in battles for turf.