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Traité complet d’anatomie de l’homme, 2nd ed. (1866–1871) by J.M. Bourgery, Claude Bernard, and N.H. Jacob
The earliest method for amputation was the circular technique, first described by Aulus Cornelius Celsus (25 B.C.-50 A.D.). Military surgeons preferred this technique because the wound healed quickly, and there was less soft tissue to be exposed to the possibility of infection. Additionally, circular amputation resulted in less operative pain, and patients could be transported with fewer complications.