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barber-surgeon

inferior doctor; formerly a barber performing dentistry and surgery. [Medicine: Misc.]
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Youngsters have also enjoyed an inflatable fun day, a living history workshop detailing the work of a barber surgeon during the Wars of The Roses, a circus skills workshop, film club, dance and drama sessions.
It has also received approval to an extension to the Barber Surgeon Hall, in Consett.
Take your little horrors to meet the fearsome Barber Surgeon at Kenilworth Castle and enjoy hands-on activities, spooky stories, creepy crafts and dress-up competitions each day from Monday, October 24, to Friday, October 28, from 11am to 4pm.
Dr Withey will examine how beard grooming evolved, from being a medical procedure by a barber surgeon in the 17th century, to a daily part of men's personal hygiene routines by the Victorian era.
Orphaned at an early age, he is apprenticed to an itinerant barber surgeon (Stellan Skarsgard), the medieval equivalent of a snake oil salesman, flimflam man, and healer all rolled into one.
Find out more about the bloodcurdling techniques of medieval medicine from the Barber Surgeon.
When did the language of the barber surgeon become so redolent with inflationary language?
If the winter chills set in, the barber surgeon will be available in the marquee with advice on how to cure your coughs and colds medieval style - if you dare
Remember the great French barber surgeon Ambrose Pare's admonition to all physicians; "We are sometimes to cure, often to treat, but always to console.
Todd used his skills as a barber surgeon to dismember the bodies, strip the flesh from the torso and limbs and put it with heart, liver and kidneys in a box for carrying to Mrs Lovett's bakery.
Clearly this 'tribute', like Nashe's before it, is not wholly admiring; the manuscript version in the British Library has a dramatis personae which calls Medico de Campo 'a vaine glorious Quacksalve personating Dick Litchfeild a Barber Surgeon in Cambridge'.
GHOSTS AND GHOULS AT KENILWORTH CASTLE Take your little horrors to meet Kenilworth's fearsome Barber Surgeon and enjoy hands-on activities, spooky stories, creepy crafts and dress-up competitions each day from Monday, October 24 to Friday, October 28 from 11am to 4pm.