Surgical tools of the 18th century antique illustration - Illustration

Equipment, Medicine, Metal, 18th Century, 18th Century Style

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Stock illustration ID:174833528
Upload date:July 26, 2013

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'An engraved plate (number 13) from the Encyclopedie of Denis Diderot, published in about 1772. It is entitled 'Chirurgie', which is French for 'Surgery'. It illustrates 18th century surgical tools that may include some that were used in trepanning aa drilling a hole in the skull 'to alleviate pressure'. The tools are identified by numbers that relate to the main text, and comprise Figures 145 to 161. There is also the remark that 'Les Fig. 163 et suivo: a la pl: No. 15.'Denis Diderot (1713 aa 1784) was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. His work on the Encyclopedie identified him as a free thinker, and a threat to the social order of 18th century France. This made completion of the work very difficult.More antique engravings featuring medicine, medical history and llness:'
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