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Patient with chest wound
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.
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
Grüninger, Johann, -1532?
1 print : woodcut
16 x 14 cm
“Patient with chest wound,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed September 25, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1721.