Medicine Through Time - Ambroise Pare

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Ambroise Pare

  • Worked as a surgeon in the French Army. He became an expert at treating gunshot and sword wounds.
  • Discovered that wounds healed more quickly if treated with ointment rather than hot oil.
  • This was discovered by chance when he ran out of boiling oil and created his own lotion from egg yolks, turpentine and rose oil.
  • He found out that soldiers treated with his new ointment were more comfortable with their wounds whereas those would

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