the Major Surgery Of Guy De Chauliac

An English Translation

by Leonard D. Rosenman


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Book Details

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Publication Date : 9/14/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 722
ISBN : 9781425773168
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 722
ISBN : 9781425773434

About the Book

Even the brightest lights grow dim if they are not attended, and the great old torch-bearers and their works needs refreshment. After Nicaise all the Europeans, except the English speaking people, had new editions and translations of Guy’s Major Surgery. With this translation of Nicaise’s edition, all of the eight seminal treatises by the surgeons who brought surgery anew into Europe now are available to the English-Reader. The long discursive Introductions and footnotes by Nicaise and Joubert, and footnotes and explanatory insertions by this translator supplement Guy’s text with a fine history of French surgery. Indeed, as Nicaise wrote in the historical Introduction to his edition of Pierre Franco, if we were to combine the introductions in his editions of Henri de Mondeville, Pierre Franco, and Guy de Chauliac with Malgaigne’s Introduction to his edition of Ambroise Pare, we will have a complete history of European Surgery before the modern era. Guy’s era was that of the Great Plague, and his book was written after its first invasion. His respectful attitude toward his colleagues and his suave gentility secured him as an officer of the Church, and as a Surgeon for The Popes at Avignon.


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.