About This Item
Surgical instruments and apparatus
Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
Various surgical instruments ontop of a table, possibly an operating table.
Title from NLM catalog.
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
20 x 14 cm
“Surgical instruments and apparatus,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed September 19, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1723.