Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Ambroise Paré (1510?-1590)

On display this week as part of our anatomical illustration spotlight exhibition Art of the Unseen: Anatomical Illustration in the Special Collections, we look at Les œvvres d'Ambroise Paré (Lyon : Chez Pierre Rigaud, 1652). An innovative French barber-surgeon who served a number of French kings, Paré joined the army in 1536, and spent c. 30 years working as a military surgeon. His treatment of war wounds fuelled an interest in the application of new anatomical ideas, such as those of his contemporary Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564).

Paré's depiction of the muscles of the lower jaw.

If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
The spotlight exhibition can also be viewed in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of February.

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