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Surgery is the profession and art of the surgeon, connected specially with the cure of diseases or injuries by operative manual and instrumental treatment.

History of surgery

mention ancient surgery: trepanning etc.

Although surgeons are now considered to be specialised physicians, the profession of surgeon and that of physician have different historical roots. The first surgeons were battlefield doctors in the Napoleonic Wars who were primarily concerned with amputation. Naval surgeons were often barber-surgeons, who combined surgery with their main jobs as barbers.

Development of modern surgery

to be written
mention Ambrose Pare[?]

Noted surgeons:

See also:

External links:

  • WikiMed (http://www.wikiservice.at/wikimed/wiki.cgi?Chirurgie), substantial German wiki about surgery

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