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Paré, Ambroise, 1510?-1590
The works of that famous chirurgeon Ambrose Parey, translated out of Latin and compared with the French, by Th. Johnson, together with three tractates concerning the veins, arteries, and nerves; exemplified with large anatomical figures, translated out of Adrianus Spigelius.
London : Printed by Mary Clark, and are to be sold by John Clark ..., 1678.

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The fame of Paré rests on treatment of wounds on the battlefields of the Wars of Religion in France. He made many technical innovations, including ligatures for arteries, and after discarding cautery as a method of wound management, famously remarked "I dressed the wound, and God healed it". His skill and personal probity won him the protection of Henry III from the enmity of rivals and religious persecution. Paré translated Vesalius into French, and his anatomical knowledge is clear in his own writings. His technological modernity contrasts with his belief in monsters and miracles.

The material bound with Paré in this volume is a translation of part of a comprehensive anatomical atlas written by Spigelius who was the last of the great anatomists at Padua. The illustrations are from a separate work by Casserio who was Fabricius' pupil and successor in Padua. The international nature of renaissance scholarship is shown in this hybrid authorship of a book published in England soon after Paré's death.

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