Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Gómez-De Lara JL
The task of algebraists in New Spain
Acta Ortop Mex 2010; 24 (6)

Language: Español
References: 10
Page: 424-427
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Even though in New Spain medical institutions were created to train physicians and surgeons and to take better care of the population, there were specialists who were devoted, whether as a result of their occupation or their liking, to medical and surgical tasks. They included barbers-phlebotomists, charged with making bloodletting incisions, applying suckers and leeches, removing decayed teeth, and providing first aid in case of blows, contusions or sprains. This class also included algebraists, subspecialists devoted to treating fractures and dislocations. I will now provide you with a detailed explanation of the role algebraists played, as they dominated the field of the musculo-skeletal lesions in the colonial society.

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