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An instrument in pycture for the knee or anclowe lyghtly to let in agayne that is out of the wynt

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Title

An instrument in pycture for the knee or anclowe lyghtly to let in agayne that is out of the wynt

Subject

Orthopedic Equipment
Ankle Injuries
Knee Injuries
Dislocations
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Petrus Treueris, artist unknown.
A patient with his leg in a device used for correcting dislocated knees or ankles. A surgeon is turning a crank to operate the device.
Title taken from caption. Full caption: Heere after foloweht an instrument in pycture for the knee or anclowe lyghtly to let in agayne that is out of the wynt.

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

Identifier

ZEa_25-1.65v

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

21 x 13 cm

Citation

“An instrument in pycture for the knee or anclowe lyghtly to let in agayne that is out of the wynt,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed December 5, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1699.