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Man with a compound fracture
Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
A man in bed with a compound fracture. His bone is seen coming out of his left shin, possibly as a result of being tortured on the breaking wheel. A doctor and two others stand next to his bed, and a landscape is seen through the window in the background.--Cf. Schramm. There are also several open wounds on his arms.
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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
“Man with a compound fracture,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 25, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1722.