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