Francesco Durante's surgery in 1894

This photograph of Francesco Durante during a surgical operation in 1894 can be seen in the Francesco Durante's collection in Letojanni (Messina).

As explained by the caption under the photo, Durante was demonstrating his operative technique to some illustrious colleagues during the XI International Congress of Medicine held in Rome. Among them, Thomas Spencer Wells and Emil Theodor Kocher.

  • Photo by Laura Messina (September 2012)
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