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An instrument to make a croked knee ryght

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Title

An instrument to make a croked knee ryght
An instrument to make a crooked knee right

Subject

Orthopedic Equipment
Knee Injuries
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Petrus Treueris, artist unknown.
A patient's leg in a device used for correcting crooked or broken knees. A surgeon turns the wheel on the device.
Title from caption.

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_25-1.59r

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

20 x 13 cm

Citation

“An instrument to make a croked knee ryght,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed December 4, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1697.