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William Cheselden, father of modern British surgery

William Cheselden was the most eminent English surgeon of the first half of the eighteenth century.1,2 Born in Leicestershire in 1688 just two weeks before William of Orange landed in England, he learned Greek and Latin at school, then was apprenticed to a local barber-surgeon. At fifteen he went to London and was again apprenticed, […]

Anatomical fugitive sheets revived: medical history as a stimulant for active learning and reflection

Goran Ċ trkalj and William Hunt Sydney, Australia   Figure 1. An anatomical fugitive sheet created by Jacob Frohlich in 1544 (Image source: Wellcome Library, London, CC BY 4.0). Anatomy has traditionally been one of the foundation disciplines within the medical curricula.1 At the same time, it has been one of the most challenging subjects, both […]