The Gory History of Barber Surgeons - Stephanie Honchell Smith

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Video

John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 20 November 2023

Trace the history of barber-surgeons, and find out what led to barbers performing medical procedures in medieval Europe.



It’s a cold morning in 15th century France and you’re off to the barber for a shave and haircut. You hear the familiar sound of singing inside and eye a bowl of blood in the window. You grab a cup of ale and examine the array of teeth strung from the walls. Suddenly, a scream sounds from one of the chairs. What's going on? Stephanie Honchell Smith shares the surprising history of barber-surgeons.

Lesson by Stephanie Honchell Smith, directed by Arvind Singh Jeena, Anantha Krishnan, Totem Creative.

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TED-Ed. (2023, November 20). The Gory History of Barber Surgeons - Stephanie Honchell Smith. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3079/the-gory-history-of-barber-surgeons---stephanie-ho/

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TED-Ed. "The Gory History of Barber Surgeons - Stephanie Honchell Smith." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 20, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3079/the-gory-history-of-barber-surgeons---stephanie-ho/.

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TED-Ed. "The Gory History of Barber Surgeons - Stephanie Honchell Smith." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 Nov 2023. Web. 20 Jul 2024.

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