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A sketch of the Thirty Years' War and of the practices and instruments employed then for treatment of head injuries, particularly depressed fractures of the skull. The surgical aspects are based on texts by Scultetus, von Grimmelshausen, and Callot. Other important surgeons of the period are also noted. The last chapter is a short survey of concepts of central nervous system function that were current at that period.
An attractive supplement to standard histories of medicine and surgery for readers with a special interest in the Renaissance.
The Treatment of Head Injuries in the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648): Joannis Scultetus and His Age.. Ann Intern Med. ;75:336. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-2-336_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(2):336.
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