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Pare, Ambroise

Born: 1510 AD
Died: 1590 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Doctors, Physicians, Surgeon

1510 – Ambroise Pare, was born in Bourg-Hersent, France. He was a French surgeon, the official royal surgeon for kings Henry II, Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III, is considered by some as one of the Fathers of Surgery. He was a leader in surgical techniques, especially the treatment of wounds.

1533 – 1536 – Became a military surgeon during the campaigns in Italy.

1545 – 1553 – Published the first and second editions of his treatise on the treatment of wounds by firearms and arrows, considered a milestone of surgical art.

1552 – Accepted into royal service of the Valois Dynasty under Henry II.

1561 – Published his universal anatomy of the human body. He published other scholarly treatises on the treatment of wounds and illnesses.

1572 – In August, he was called to the royal palace where the king locked him in a clothes closet with his own hand. He was Huguenot and Charles IX saved him.

1565 – Described an experiment to test the properties of the Bezoar Stone.

1590 – Died on the 20th of December in Paris, France.