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Feldtbůch der Wundtartzney

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Title

Feldtbůch der Wundtartzney

Subject

Saints
Physicians
Religion and Medicine
Cosmas, Saint
Damian, Saint, -approximately 303
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut attributed to Johann Ulrich Wechtlin; printed by Johann Schott.--Cf. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/gersdorff_bio.html
Hand-colored.
Title page of Feldtbůch der Wundtartzney. Two physicians, possibly Saints Cosmas and Damian, patron saints of medicine, stand in a field holding containers, one of which is possibly a flask of urine. The two are in robes and have halos surrounding their heads.
Includes hand-written inscription: Monasterÿ [?] 1659.

Creator

Wechtlin, Johann Ulrich, active 16th century

Source

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.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1517

Contributor

Schott, Johann, 1477-1548

Identifier

Ea_220.1

Original Format

1 print : hand-colored woodcut

Physical Dimensions

20 x 13 cm

Citation

Wechtlin, Johann Ulrich, active 16th century, “Feldtbůch der Wundtartzney,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed January 19, 2019, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2162.

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