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Surgical instruments

About This Item

Title

Surgical instruments

Subject

Surgical Instruments
Incunabula
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
Various surgical instruments interspersed in the text.
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_25.51va

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

20 x 7 cm

Citation

“Surgical instruments,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 29, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1728.