The Chirurgeons Apprentice
The Chirurgeons Apprentice is a site that is dedicated to a study of early modern 'chirurgeons' [surgeons], and all the blood and gore that comes with it. Surgeons are amongst the highest paid professionals in the medical world today. They are the ‘miracle-workers’ of the 21st century, capable of saving and transforming the lives of their patients.
At the beginning of the 17th century, chirurgeons were closely related to barbers and other craftsmen who learned their trade through apprenticeships. After the Restoration, however, chirurgeons broke from their medieval role and began participating in important medical debates. Their advocacy of ‘practical’ medicine and experimentation distinguished them from their university-educated counterparts, the physicians, and helped elevate their role in the medical marketplace.www.thechirurgeonsapprentice.com