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August 7, 1897

SURGERY ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO.AN HISTORICAL STUDY

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(6):279-284. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440320023001m

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X.—ENGLISH SURGERY. JOHN HUNTER.  Bacon von Verulam; Maxims of English Surgery; The English: Cheselden, Sharp, Bromfield, White, Gooch, Alanson, Warner, Wilmer, Hill; Pott; 4 Scotch families: Alex. Munro with his sons Donald and Alexander; Benjamin, John and Charles Bell; Allan and John Burns; William and John Hunter. Surgeons in the remaining foreign countries.A nation which was in possession of the commerce of the world, and ruled the sea, hardened by an inhospitable climate and given to the dangers of the open sea; a people with strong practical sense, mightily stimulated to the study of nature by continuous traveling, rich in material wealth, having built in their own home a number of most excellent hospitals, whose physicians had practiced in the most remote regions of the earth, and had there learned the diversity of prevailing diseases—In what spirit must this people pursue its sciences? Those very qualities make it probable,

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