Renaissance Surgery

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  • Renaissance Surgery
    • Ambrose Paré
      • Discovered wounds healed better with boiled poultice, egg yolks and rose oil.
      • Discouraged Cauterisation
      • Used ligatures to tie arteries instead of cauterising.
    • Laudanum (a pain killer) discovered by Paracelsus
    • Doctors were unable to cure infectious diseases
    • Edward Jenner discovers Smallpox vaccine, but no-one knows why it prevents smallpox
    • Diagnosis was no different from medieval diagnosis
    • Cures for the plague involded pieces of paper with the word abracadabra written on it

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