Peter Lowe's The Whole Course of Chirurgerie
The Whole Course of Chirurgerie by Peter Lowe. Being a Facsimile of the First Edition of 1597, with Engravings from the Second Edition of 1612. Classics of Medicine Library in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 1981.
This work by Peter Lowe, founder of what is now known as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, is the first complete treatise on surgery to be written in English and the first to be designed with the student in mind. The work outlines the surgical operations carried out in the 16th century, within the context of humoral medicine. The illustrations of medical instruments at the rear of the book are taken from the second edition of 1612. They are similar to those of the great French surgeon, Ambroise Paré, who may well have exerted a strong influence on Lowe's surgical education.
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