17th century Caesarean section

17th century Caesarean section

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Credit: DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A 17th century woodcut of a Caesarean section operation, from the works of Johann Schultes, a contemporary surgeon. Such operations on living women would in fact have been very rare, owing to the absence of anaesthetics and sterile techniques.

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