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    • was a French army surgeon
    • was trained to use boiling oil to treat infections
      • was trained to perform cauterizations (hot metal) to stop bleeding
        • these methods were very painful and the patients usually died of shock
    • he found a better method by chance
      • when he ran out of boiling oil he made up a mixture of rose oil and eggs
        • he didn't think it would work on the patients however when he went to check on the patients the following morning he noticed that it had worked better than boiling old
    • he also found a better method to stop bleeding
      • he would use ligatures to tie the blood vessels in the patients
        • was a less painful method but often caused infections

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