barber-surgeon

barber-surgeon

inferior doctor; formerly a barber performing dentistry and surgery. [Medicine: Misc.]
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For many centuries, one of the dictums of the barber-surgeon was, "Where there is pus, evacuate it," thereby purging the infection from the body.
Martin apprenticed as a barber-surgeon during his adolescence, an occupation that involved cutting hair, bloodletting and healing wounds and fractures.
Among the topics are Alexander the Great's confidence in his physician Philip of Acarnania, Maimonides, Ambrose Pare as an apprentice barber-surgeon in a busy shop in Paris, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Thomas Henry Huxley, Dieflafoy with his assistants and students during a lecture at the Hftel-Dieu, and the Eagle simulator for training anesthesia students at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.
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.
88) However, the requirement that new citizens take the oath of supremacy effectively barred them from the guilds, although a minority of 'innocent Catholics', such as the barber-surgeon Walter Prendergast, who had stayed loyal to the crown during the wars of mid-century, were enfranchised and probably became guild brothers with the support of the government.
Hans Folz (1435/40-1513), a barber-surgeon by primary profession, produced a wide-ranging oeuvre that included carnival plays (Fastnachtspiele), master songs (Meisterlieder), fabliaux and gnomic texts in rhyming doggerel couplets (so-called "couplet sayings," or Reimpaarspruche), and medical tracts.
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.
What would it have been like to be apprenticed to a barber-surgeon in 1607 in Jamestown, way before the advent of modern medicine and surgery, or what if I were the patient suffering through surgery without an anesthetic, because anesthesia hadn't been invented yet?
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.