John of Arderne and Hugh and Theodric of Lucca

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  • John of Arderne and Hugh and Theodric of Lucca
    • John of Arderne
      • 1307-1392
      • He was the most famous surgeon in 14th century England.
      • He drew on Greek and Islamic knowledge and his own experiences in war
      • he used anaesthetics for his famous operations to treat anal abscesses.
      • His book 'the Practice of Surgery' encouraged others to challenge ancient ideas about surgery
    • Hugh and Theodric of Lucca
      • early 13th century
      • father and son surgeons from Bologna, Italy.
      • They used wine as an antiseptic and that pus was not to be encouraged

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