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Trephining

About This Item

Title

Trephining

Subject

Surgical Instruments
Trephining--instrumentation
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Petrus Treueris, artist unknown.
The second 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.

Source

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.

Publisher

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

Date

1525

Contributor

Treveris, Peter, active 1522-1532

Language

eng

Type

StillImage

Identifier

ZEa_25-1.1rb

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

15 x 7 cm

Citation

“Trephining,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed December 4, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1685.