- 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…