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October 4, 1930

La vie d'Ambroise Paré (Chirurgien du Roy, écrivain).

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Par le Dr. Léon Michelet. Preface du le Dr. Victor Pauchet. Paper. Price, 10 francs. Pp. 160. Paris: Le Francois, 1930.

JAMA. 1930;95(14):1043. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720140065034

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In this interesting sketch an account is given of Paré's birth in the city of Laval, of his rather lowly origin, of his early fondness for study, and also about a definite desire on his part as a youth for a surgical career. After being apprenticed to a barber in Laval for three years, during which time he learned little or no surgery, Paré went to Paris with an older brother. There he served another but a more profitable three years' apprenticeship and was able to attend the evening lectures at the Faculty of Medicine. Paré soon attracted the attention of his teachers because of his intelligence, sagacity, powers of observation and ardor for work. When there was a vacancy he was appointed compagnon chirurgien at the Hôtel-Dieu of Paris, where he spent three busy years. While there, Paré kept up his dissections and thus became a skilled anatomist. Next

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