Barber-Surgeon apprentice (1533-1536), army medic (1537-1540), Master-Barber-Surgeon (1541), Ordinary Surgeon to Henry II and Francis II (1552-1561), Doctor of Surgery (1554), First Surgeon to the King of France through the reigns Charles IX and Henry III (1562-1589), Valet de Chambre and Councillor to Henry III (1574 and 1575), anatomist, experimenter, inventor and collector, Ambroise Paré was an empirically-minded pioneer of modern surgical tactics and a prolific writer whose twenty-nine books of Works (16) offer numerous glimpses into his life, often in the form of extensive autobiographical anecdotes.

Records seem to show that he was born in 1510 in the locality of Bourg-Hersent in Laval. His education was modest, …

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Hobart, Brenton Kirk. "Paré, Ambroise". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 May 2014
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