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AMBROSE PARé 
(1510-1590)

The great surgeon of the Renaissance, Paré is best known for his treatment of war injuries and the introduction of the ligature of blood vessels to control hemorrhage during amputations. Rejecting cautery, the French surgeon revolutionized the treatment of gunshot wounds, which had been regarded as poisonous and treated with boiling oil. His numerous works dealing with different medical and surgical topics influenced surgical practice for almost two centuries.  Paré’s motto is still remembered by many surgeons: “I dressed him, and God healed him.”