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Severely ill patient with abdominal wound
Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
A seated man is seen with a large wound on his abdomen and internal organs spilling out. One student holds a bowl to catch the organs, and three more students stand watching. A landscape can be seen through the windows in the background.
Title from Schramm.
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
17 x 14 cm
“Severely ill patient with abdominal wound,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed April 14, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1730.