April 10, 2009

Paré’s Monsters

There’s a magnifabulous online book of the 1585 edition of  Oeuvresby Ambroise Paré, 16th century surgeon, considered the first humane surgeon to come out of the barber-surgeon tradition. He was also very interested in ‘monstrous’ forms.

Siamese Twins, Ambroise Paré
Siamese Twins, Ambroise Paré

The book’s at the National Library of Medicine