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Feldtbůch der Wundtartzney
Religion and Medicine
Damian, Saint, -approximately 303
Woodcut attributed to Johann Ulrich Wechtlin; printed by Johann Schott.--Cf. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/gersdorff_bio.html
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.
Wechtlin, Johann Ulrich, active 16th century
Original image in: Gersdorff, Hans von, -1529. Feldtbůch der Wundtartzney (Strassburg : Durch Joannem Schott, 1517). Ea 220 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
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.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Schott, Johann, 1477-1548
1 print : hand-colored woodcut
20 x 13 cm
Wechtlin, Johann Ulrich, active 16th century, “Feldtbůch der Wundtartzney,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed March 25, 2019, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2162.