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  • 17 Feb 2021
    Alanna Skuse

    Surgery and Selfhood in Early Modern England

    In 1686, John Moyle published a guidebook for young surgeons working in the navy. Before a battle, he advised, they should set up their stations ready to perform amputations. They’d need a barrel to store implements such as their bone saw and knives, and another container in which to keep the disembodied limbs ‘until there […]

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