History

Question

In the middle ages, surgery was usually performed by members of which trade?

1 Answer

  • In the middle ages, surgery was usually performed by members of the barbershop trade. Yes, you saw it correctly. They were known as barber surgeons and are medical practitioners of medieval Europe. They were in-charged of looking after soldiers during or after a battle. They used their sharp-bladed razors to conduct such practice. Mortality rates were high during that period because of excessive loss of blood and infection that goes with the process.
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