The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice in New Scientist

‘WHEN King Charles II suffered a sudden seizure on the morning of 2 February 1685, his personal physician had just the remedy. He quickly slashed open a vein in the king’s left arm and filled a basin with the royal blood.’

Read more in this week’s issue of New Scientist (17 November 2012) – out now in stores!


*As I am dedicated to historical accuracy, I would like to note a small error in the print edition which states Galen was born in the 1st century A.D., not the 2nd century A.D. This error was made by New Scientist during the editing process and has been corrected in the online version. 

By | 2012-11-17T14:21:27+00:00 November 17th, 2012|Casebooks|4 Comments


  1. carolynloyel November 17, 2012 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Sorry for the dumb question but is that also available in the US?

  2. carolynloyel November 17, 2012 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Sorry for the dumb question but is that magazine available in the US?

    • The Chirurgeon's Apprentice November 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm - Reply

      Not a dumb question at all! Yes – you can pick it up in the US. Look for it in the science/technology section of the magazine rack. Barnes & Nobles definitely carries it although some grocery stores will too.

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