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Selection of 16th Century Artificial Arms & Hands.
16" x 12"
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Engraving of a selection of artificial hands arms devised drawn by the French surgeon Ambroise Pare Pare attached himself to the army as a barbersurgeon He rose through the ranks until he was surgeon to a succession of four French kings Henry his three sons His greatest contribution to surgery was ending the practice of disinfecting gunshot wounds with boiling oil Instead he practiced cleanliness used ointments for the wounds Pare adhered to the principle of interfering as little as possible with nature He summarised the works of Vesalius published them in French