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March 9, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXIV(10):373. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430100033009

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In a scholarly article by Dr. Adrian Scott in the Atlantic Medical Weekly, March 2, 1895, we note the following:

"The oldest French writer upon surgery is Henri de Mondeville, at first teacher in Montpellier, then body surgeon to Philip the Fair. He was at the same time one of the earliest French writers upon anatomy, the instructor of Chauliac. His 'Chirurgie' has never yet been printed."

This is an error, for the Chirurgie of Master Henri de Mondeville was published last year. In our issue of April 28,1894, we published a leading article on the work, and complimented the editor, M. Nicaise, on his great public service in rescuing De Mondeville's work from the obscurity in which it had so long remained.

If Dr. Scott had read this Journal carefully he would not have fallen into the serious error which we have noted.

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