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Barber Surgeons MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Barber Surgeons
Tree Number(s)
M01.526.485.810.910.500
N02.360.810.910.500
Unique ID
D019024
RDF Unique Identifier
http://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)
Entry Version
BARBER SURG
Entry Term(s)
Surgeons, Barber
Previous Indexing
Barbering/history (1966-1995)
Surgery/history (1966-1995)
Public MeSH Note
96
History Note
96
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1995/05/26
Revision Date
2018/06/29
Barber Surgeons Preferred
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