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Setting a broken leg

About This Item

Title

Setting a broken leg

Subject

Fractures, Bone
Leg Injuries
Physicians
Incunabula
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
A male patient leaning on a pillow on the floor with his left leg elevated by two bars. Another man, possibly an assistant, exerts pressure on the patient's leg with his foot, possibly to set a fracture. Three other figures stand and watch.
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_25.98v

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

16 x 14 cm

Citation

“Setting a broken leg,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 19, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1735.