The Surgery Of Pierre Franco

An English Translation

by Leonard D. Rosenman


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Book Details

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Publication Date : 3/1/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 655
ISBN : 9781599263885
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 655
ISBN : 9781599263892

About the Book

Only a few modern authors of surgical history in English have touched Franco. Only in Allbutt’s wonderful little book do we find a generous account of Franco. Nicaise’s Introduction provides the Reader with a biography of the author, who was a remote provincial surgeon, and a description of European Surgery as it was in his epoch. Nicaise did not limit himself to simple sketches or to a cursory review of the few extant items about Franco himself. He added a History of The College of Surgery after the 13th Century, and carried it until the Revolution of 1793. He notes with pride that his three Introductions and that written by Malgaigne in 1843 together are a nearly complete history of Surgery as it evolved in France.


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.