Remember: Ambroise Pare (1510-1590) - message for young surgeons

Vol. 59 No. 2, 2018


Cristian Constantin Popa, Andrei Alexandru Marinescu, Aurel George Mohan, Mircea Vicentiu Saceleanu, Alexandru Vlad Ciurea

Ambroise Pare was a renowned French barber-surgeon, considered by many to be the father of surgery. Originating from a family of barber-surgeons, he unraveled the secrets surgery at an early age, and he masters it by participating in the many military actions of the French Army of those times. As recognition of his merits, the kings of France proclaimed him their chief barber-surgeon and even president of the Royal College of French Surgeons. He was a doctor endowed with many qualities and contributed to the development of many medical specialties. Ambroise Pare has brought many contributions and innovations to the development of medicine. Worldwide, his name is closely related to the use of surgical hemostasis. As a true Professor, he offered his entire medical experience through the publication of 25 manuscripts that address various medical specialties. Perseverant and perfectionist by nature, Ambroise Pare represents a true role model for generations of surgeons to come.

Corresponding author: Mircea Vicentiu Saceleanu, MD, PhD; e-mail:

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