Every century has its great scientists: curious men with inqusitive minds whose discoveries are centuries ahead of their time. In 16th century France, that man is Ambroise Pare, the barber surgeon of the royal court. Pare is a barber by trade, but his friendship with Francis helped him become well versed in classic texts. The results of combining Renaissance curiosity with Classical expierence is astonishing. As France descends into civil war, Pare often traveled to the battlefields, and his insightful treatment often saved thousands of wounded soldiers. Even as the fighting intensified and Frenchmen lost their faith, every army of every lord prayed for a visit from Pare on the battlefield.