Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: English surgery

  • John of Arderne, founder of English surgery

    John of Arderne (1307–1392) practiced in London during the reigns of Edward II and Edward III, surviving several cycles of the Black Death, and serving as military surgeon in the Hundred Years’ War as well as in European conflicts in which gunpowder was used for the first time. Believed to have studied at the University of Montpellier,…