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Young man wounded by animals

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Title

Young man wounded by animals

Subject

Wounds and Injuries
Bites and Stings
Physicians
Incunabula
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
A seated patient with an open wound on one leg, a snake wrapped around the other, and a knife in his hand. One man tends to him while two other figures stand and watch. Animals surround the man, including the snake, a scorpion, a dog, and an insect, which likely caused the patients wounds and represent the types of bites and stings a surgeon would treat. A landscape and buildings can be seen in the background.--Cf. Schramm.
Title supplied by cataloger.

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_25.35v

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

16 x 14 cm

Citation

“Young man wounded by animals,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 25, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1725.