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An instrument to make a croked knee ryght
An instrument to make a crooked knee right
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.
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
20 x 13 cm
“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.