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Device for dislocated shoulders
Woodcut printed by Petrus Treueris, artist unknown.
A patient with his left arm in a device used for correcting dislocated shoulders or elbows. One man turns the wheel to operate the device while another attends to the patient.
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
21 x 13 cm
“Device for dislocated shoulders,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed December 4, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1698.