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Patient with chest wound

About This Item

Title

Patient with chest wound

Subject

Thoracic Injuries
Physicians
Incunabula
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
A male patient in bed with a wound on the left side of his chest. He is surrounded by a physician and his students.
Similar to the print titled "Sick man in bed and three doctors" from Brunschwig's Pestbuch.
Title from Schramm.

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

1497

Contributor

Grüninger, Johann, -1532?

Identifier

ZEa_25.10v

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

16 x 14 cm

Citation

“Patient with chest wound,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed July 18, 2019, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1721.