barber-surgeon


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barber-surgeon

inferior doctor; formerly a barber performing dentistry and surgery. [Medicine: Misc.]
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Experts found, among many other preserved treasures, musical instruments and equipment used by the onboard barber-surgeon.
Take a gory trail, peer down a microscope at something ghastly, make a craft, meet the barber-surgeon and more.
Its most notable building is the Church of England parish church of Saint John the Baptist, which is known for its merchants' ''' guild chapel, memorial to Henry VIII''''s barber-surgeon, Edmund Harman.
If an old-fashioned barber-surgeon turned up at that moment and offered to saw off my leg, I would pay good money for his services.
A pre-med major might become a barber-surgeon in the seventeenth century and a physician in the nineteenth; a nursing major might become an eighteenth-century midwife and an associate of Florence Nightingale in the nineteenth century; an art major, an advisor to Louis XIV in his quest to design and decorate Versailles and then an early impressionist in the nineteenth century.
This is an adaptation of the journal of Herman Meyndertsz van den Bogaert, a Dutch barber-surgeon.
Ambroise Pare, a French army barber-surgeon, invents a hand operated by springs and catches, and an above-the-knee prosthesis with an adjustable harness, knee lock control and other engineering features still used today.
The leech museum traces the use of the medicinal leech from the days of the barber-surgeon to modern times.
He said: "I like the full set of Edwardian barber-surgeon tools we have.
TO judge from a few 19th century works under the heading of 'Farriery'in my library, the farrier's role used to be rather like that of the old- time barber-surgeon.
His practice was never based on anything but practical knowledge, as he never received the official status of physician, barber-surgeon, or apothecary.