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barber surgeon Master John Banister

The Barber Surgeon

12 Oct 16
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The most educated people of the first ten centuries after Christ were the monks and priests. Neither nobility nor the masses could read or write. All of the accumulated medical knowledge of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans had been lost or hid away in the monasteries.

There were no real Physicians or surgeons in this dark period, and most diseases that are commonly curable today were fatal then. Bloodletting and herbal remedies were the accepted methods of curing patients. Phlebotomy or bleeding methods was the first practiced by the clergy who also ran pharmacy shops within the walls of their monasteries.

These monks often enlisted young barbers as medical apprentices. Bloodletting was a messy, time consuming chore, and the boy barbers cold use the extra money.

At the council of Tours in 1168 the clergy were forbidden to draw blood or act as physicians or surgeons in any manner on the grounds that such practices were sacrilegious. Many barber moved out of the churches into private bloodletting establishments.


This began the marriage of shaving, haircutting, tooth-pulling and minor surgery, which went uninterrupted for the nest 600 years. George Washington bleed to death by his personal physician in 1799, after suffering from a windpipe infection. He died calmly counting his own pulse at the age of 67. By 1845, bloodletting instruments had disappeared from most doctor’s satchels.

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American Dream Barber Shop Owner Small Businessman

The American Dream

12 Oct 16
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The American Dream is about building a better life for yourself and having the opportunity to succeed based on your aspirations and your abilities. Most people fulfill this dream through their careers or business ownership.

Millions of Americans will choose to go to work for a company that will provide regular paychecks, a sense of security, health insurance, retirement savings plan, etc. While many will be content working for someone else, others will dream of owning and running their own business. Is this YOU?

One thing for certain, THE AMERICAN DREAM is still possible. Over 600,000 new business opened all over the country last year. Excited entrepreneurs of all ages did exactly what they needed to do to start their business.

What makes these people different? Do they have a crystal ball that allows them to see the future? New entrepreneurs simply look at the economy and figure out a way to take advantage of the opportunity that exists.

Have you decided that owning a business and being an entrepreneur is your destiny? If the answer is “YES” then we would like to be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS!! You have made your first step and you are on your way.

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