Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

The Compleat Surgeon or, the whole Art of Surgery explain'd in a most familiar Method.   By: (1644-)

Book cover

In "The Compleat Surgeon" by Charles Gabriel Le Clerc, readers are taken on a comprehensive journey through the world of surgery, as explained in a most familiar method. Le Clerc's expertise and depth of knowledge shine through in this insightful and enlightening book.

From the beginning, it is evident that Le Clerc possesses a profound understanding of the subject matter. He starts by laying a solid foundation with a detailed explanation of surgical instruments and their uses. This comprehensive introduction sets the stage for what is to come, ensuring that readers will have a solid understanding of the tools surgeons utilize.

But "The Compleat Surgeon" goes beyond just instrument explanations. Le Clerc delves into the intricacies of surgical procedures, covering a wide range of topics from simple wound treatment to complex surgeries. His explanations are clear and concise, ensuring that even those with minimal medical knowledge can grasp the concepts he presents.

One of the most commendable aspects of this book is Le Clerc's ability to explain complex anatomical structures and processes in a familiar and accessible manner. He effortlessly breaks down difficult concepts, allowing the reader to fully grasp the principles behind each procedure. This approach helps bridge the gap between experts and those interested in learning about surgery.

Moreover, Le Clerc emphasizes the importance of a comprehensive approach to patient care. He highlights the significance of preoperative preparation, including patient assessment, evaluation, and managing potential complications. By addressing these critical aspects of surgery, Le Clerc demonstrates his commitment to the profession and his dedication to providing the best possible care for patients.

"The Compleat Surgeon" is not only an invaluable resource for aspiring surgeons but also a captivating read for anyone interested in the history and intricacies of surgical practice. Le Clerc's accessible writing style and extensive coverage make this book a standout in the field. Whether you are a devoted medical professional or simply eager to learn, this book is sure to enlighten and inspire.

First Page:


E text prepared by Jonathan Ingram, Keith Edkins, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team (

Transcriber's note:

A few typographical errors have been corrected; they are listed at the end of the text.

Page numbers enclosed by curly braces (e.g., {125}) are included in the text to enable the reader to use the "Table of the Chapters" [Table of Contents] which is located at the end of the book.


Compleat Surgeon :


The whole Art of Surgery explain'd in a most familiar Method.


An exact Account of its Principles and several Parts, viz. Of the Bones , Muscles , Tumours , Ulcers , and Wounds simple and complicated, or those by Gun shot ; as also of Venereal Diseases , the Scurvy , Fractures , Luxations , and all sorts of Chirurgical Operations; together with their proper Bandages and Dressings.

To which is added,

A Chirurgical Dispensatory ; shewing the manner how to prepare all such Medicines as are most necessary for a Surgeon, and particularly the Mercurial Panac├Ža .

Written in French by M. le Clerc , Physician in Ordinary, and Privy Counsellor to the French King; and faithfully translated into English ... Continue reading book >>

eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books