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Man bleeding from a back wound

About This Item

Title

Man bleeding from a back wound

Subject

Wounds and Injuries
Hemorrhage
Physicians
Incunabula
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
A seated man with a bleeding wound on his back. A teacher and two students stand looking at him, and a landscape with buildings can be seen in the background.
A composite image, with the left side also appearing in other prints by Grüninger.
Title from Schramm.

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_25.84v

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

17 x 14 cm

Citation

“Man bleeding from a back wound,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 29, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1733.