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Descriptor English: Barber Surgeons
Descriptor Spanish: Cirujanos Barberos
Descriptor Portuguese: Cirurgiões Barbeiros
Descriptor French: Chirurgiens-barbiers
Entry term(s): Barber Surgeon
Surgeon, Barber
Surgeons, Barber
Tree number(s): M01.526.485.810.910.500
N02.360.810.910.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019024
Scope note: In the late Middle Ages barbers who also let blood, sold unguents, pulled teeth, applied cups, and gave enemas. They generally had the right to practice surgery. By the 18th century barbers continued to practice minor surgery and dentistry and many famous surgeons acquired their skill in the shops of barbers. (From Castiglioni, A History of Medicine, 2d ed, pp402, 568, 658)
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
OG organization & administration
PX psychology
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Barbering/history (1966-1995)
Surgery/history (1966-1995)
Public MeSH Note: 96
History Note: 96
Entry Version: BARBER SURG
DeCS ID: 32829
Unique ID: D019024
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Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1995/05/26
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Barber Surgeons - Preferred
Concept UI M0028403
Scope note In the late Middle Ages barbers who also let blood, sold unguents, pulled teeth, applied cups, and gave enemas. They generally had the right to practice surgery. By the 18th century barbers continued to practice minor surgery and dentistry and many famous surgeons acquired their skill in the shops of barbers. (From Castiglioni, A History of Medicine, 2d ed, pp402, 568, 658)
Preferred term Barber Surgeons
Entry term(s) Barber Surgeon
Surgeon, Barber
Surgeons, Barber



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