Posts tagged Laurence Heister

Amputation avec wigs!
The far-right image depicts a clamp, which halted bloodflow to the limb being amputated. So, you know, people didn’t bleed to death and stuff.
A General System of Surgery in Three Parts. Laurence Heister, 1745.

Amputation avec wigs!

The far-right image depicts a clamp, which halted bloodflow to the limb being amputated. So, you know, people didn’t bleed to death and stuff.

A General System of Surgery in Three Parts. Laurence Heister, 1745.

Tumorific!
Pterygium, staphyloma, scurrhius eye, and fistula lacrymalis figures, with suture diagrams.
A General System of Surgery. Dr. Laurence Heister, 1745.

Tumorific!

Pterygium, staphyloma, scurrhius eye, and fistula lacrymalis figures, with suture diagrams.

A General System of Surgery. Dr. Laurence Heister, 1745.

Positions of the fetus requiring intervention at birth, a reclining birthing chair, and instruments used to assist in delivery of the infant.
A General System of Surgery in three parts. Dr. Laurence Heister, 1745.

Positions of the fetus requiring intervention at birth, a reclining birthing chair, and instruments used to assist in delivery of the infant.

A General System of Surgery in three parts. Dr. Laurence Heister, 1745.

Amputating the legs. Note the surgeons still wearing their wigs during operations. This isn’t just artistic license, they really did. I mean, I know Dr. Lister hadn’t even been born yet, but really? Wigs?! 
A General System of Surgery in Three Parts. Dr. Laurence Heister, 1745.

Amputating the legs. Note the surgeons still wearing their wigs during operations. This isn’t just artistic license, they really did. I mean, I know Dr. Lister hadn’t even been born yet, but really? Wigs?! 

A General System of Surgery in Three Parts. Dr. Laurence Heister, 1745.