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Surgery. Artwork of a surgeon operating on the forehead of a patient. The surgeon has used a razor blade to slice open the patient's forehead. Artwork from the 16th century. At this time, no effective anaesthetic had been developed and patients usually had to be held down during surgery. Artwork by Jan Sanders van Hemmessen.
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