About This Item
Woodcut printed by Petrus Treueris, artist unknown.
The first of two images on the title page of Brunschwig's text that depicts the trephining or trepanning of a patient with the use of a trephine.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Original Image in: Brunschwig, Hieronymus, approximately 1450-approximately 1512. Buch der Cirurgia (Strasbourg : Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, 1497). ZEa 25 (Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Buch der Cirurgia, Hieronymus Brunschwig's handbook of surgery, was first printed in 1497 by Johann Grüninger. The work was intended for aspiring barbers and surgeons, and includes compiled knowledge of past surgeons along with the experiences of Brunschwig himself. Many of the woodcut illustrations are only loosely related to the text, consist of composites, and reappear throughout the text and in other works printed by Grüninger.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Treveris, Peter, active 1522-1532
1 print : woodcut
15 x 7 cm
“Trephining,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed December 4, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1684.