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The learned Nicaise, who through the press of Felix Alcan enriched modern surgical literature by translating the great surgery of Guy De Chauliac, and the surgery of Henri De Mondeville, has recently brought out the surgery of Pierre Franco. Thanks to Nicaise, we can now view French surgery continuously from De Mondeville down to modern times. It is true De Mondeville and De Chauliac were under the impress of Theodoric and the Arabian school, but in many directions they were original, and without doubt these were the real founders of the French didactic school, and with the later labors of Franco and Paré its distinctive character was completed. That Paré distanced Franco in the race for recognition by immediate posterity was due quite as much to the political changes of the time, and accidental circumstances, as to any intellectual supremacy.
The intolerance of the period of Franco is well illustrated
THE SURGERY OF PIERRE FRANCO. JAMA. 1895;XXV(2):77. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430280035005
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