A most excellent and learned woorke of chirurgerie, called Chirurgia parua Lanfranci

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Title

A most excellent and learned woorke of chirurgerie, called Chirurgia parua Lanfranci

Subject

Lanfrano, of Milan (13th century)
Hall, John, 1529 or 1530-
Anatomy
Poetry

Description

The 16th century English surgeon, John Hall, translated the medieval Chiurgia parva of Lanfranc and added to it his lament for the poor training of surgeons in his own time. His poetical defense of surgery was intended to show "the behavour that is requyred in a true chirurgien to his paciente, and of one chirurgien to an other concernynge councell, honeste workyng, and knowledge, I have thought good to gather the councels, and good documentes of dyvers good and veterate authores, (and have formed the same into Englyshe verses, or metre), and here to place the same, for the better instruction of all yonge chirurgiens, that it may as well be easy to learne, as apte to be kepte in memorie, of all wyllynge learners." Here Hall defends the importance of the study of anatomy.

Abstract

Excerpt defending the study of anatomy, from John Hall's English translation of Lanfrano's Chiurgia parva

Creator

Lanfrano, of Milan (13th century)
Hall, John, 1529 or 1530-

Publisher

Thomas Marshe

Date Created

1565

Rights

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Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (1.Me.7)

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (2 pages)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0003239

Provenance

Purchased for the Boston Medical Library through the John Warren Fund, 1934

Files

0003239_dref.jpg

Citation

Lanfrano, of Milan (13th century) and Hall, John, 1529 or 1530-, “A most excellent and learned woorke of chirurgerie, called Chirurgia parua Lanfranci,” OnView, accessed June 21, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13523.