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Surgical instruments from Roman times

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Surgical instruments from Roman times
Surgical instruments from Roman times

Surgical instruments (including forceps, specula, hooks, scissors) from Roman times; found in one of the houses in Pompeii.

Due to the way of life, constant wars, battles and conquests, dressing the wounded was almost the order of the day with the Romans. The Roman physician Galen reportedly learned some surgical procedures while caring for injured gladiators. Each legion had its own medical team qualified to treat wounds and injuries suffered while serving in the army.

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