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Pare, pub. 1664 - Monsters

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Auction took place on Apr 6, 2024 at Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
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Pare, pub. 1664 - Monsters
This historic engraving is from Ambroise Pare's Les OEuvres... This is from the twelfth edition, revised and corrected, and was published in Lyon by Pierre Riguad et Antoine Jullieron in 1664. The edition was noted for its addition on an extensive theory on fevers, newly found from Pare's manuscripts. The woodcut engravings for the work were done on chain-linked paper.

Pare was perhaps the most famous French surgeon He is considered to be the father of modern surgery. Pare was born in 1510 and lived to 1590. He worked as a barber-surgeon for the army, but his skill placed him as the surgeon of Kings Henri II, Francois II, Charles IX, Henry III, as well as Chaterine de Medici. He dedicated his life to the study of surgery, anatomy, physiology, and therapeutics.

Pare made serveral advancements in the medical field. He discovered that dressing a gun shot wound was more effective than cauterizing with oil. He helped move forth the use of ligatures to control bleeding post amputation. He developed an early form of "flap amputation" which saved skin and muscle during surgery. He also invented prosthetic devices include Le Petit Lorrain which was “a mechanical hand operated by catches and springs worn by a French Army captain in battle.” Pare wrote 25 books with topics ranging from medicine, obstetrics, natural history, and demonology.

The work is in good condition overall. There is some light toning and text bleed through. There is a light crease at the upper left edge. There may be a few minor imperfections or faint fox marks to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.
~ 8" by 12 1/2"

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