Guy of Chauliac

Guy of Chauliac

Guy of Chauliac: see Chauliac, Guy de.
Guy de Chauliac (c.1300 – 1368), born in Chaulhac, Lozère, France, was the most eminent of surgeons during the European Middle Ages. He was the physician for Pope Clement VI and two successors. In Avignon, France, where he spent most of his life, he attended to the Pope and survived an infection of the Black Plague. After the pandemic, he wrote the medical reference Chirurgia magna (1363). He died in Avignon, on July 25, 1368.

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