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