Feldtbůch der Wundtartzney, Hans von Gersdorff
About This Collection
Feldtbůch der Wundtartzney, Hans von Gersdorff's fieldbook of surgery, was first published in 1517 in Strasbourg. The work proved to be a popular surgical text and is especially well-known for its instructions on limb amputation. The illustrations, hand-colored in this copy, are attributed to Johann Ulrich Wechtlin and include the first printed image of an amputation.
Gersdorff, Hans von, -1529. Feldtbůch der Wundtartzney (Strassburg : Durch Joannem Schott, 1517)
Ea 220 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)