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surgeon

John Arderne was a military surgeon with the English forces during the early years of the Hundred Years' War. Also he was present at the Battle of Crécy,Crecy, in 1346.

Education

Tradition claims that he was educated at Montpelier, France.

Career

His work on the treatment of the fistula was first published in 1376. The following year, he published De cura oculorum. At this date, his work on clysters may have already been published.

He ranked as a Master of Surgery, a class below that of medieval doctors of physic, but above the grade of barbers and apothecaries, and he is reported to have introduced certain new methods of operating.

Achievements

  • John Arderne is reported to have introduced certain new methods of operating.

Works

  • Treatise

    • De cura oculorum