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Surgical instruments and apparatus

About This Item

Title

Surgical instruments and apparatus

Subject

Surgical Instruments
Operating Tables
Incunabula
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
Various surgical instruments ontop of a table, possibly an operating table.
Title from NLM catalog.

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_25.19r

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

20 x 14 cm

Citation

“Surgical instruments and apparatus,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 29, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1723.