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Vo[n] de[r] caterisiere[?] und blutstelle[?]
Wounds and Injuries
Woodcut attributed to Johann Ulrich Wechtlin; printed by Johann Schott.--Cf. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/gersdorff_bio.html
A doctor cauterizes a wound on man's thigh with a cauter. Below the man's thigh is a fire where the cauter is heated. Above the two men hang several more cauters.
Title from caption.
Wechtlin, Johann Ulrich, active 16th century
Original image in: Gersdorff, Hans von, -1529. Feldtbůch der Wundtartzney (Strassburg : Durch Joannem Schott, 1517). Ea 220 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Feldtbůch der Wundtartzney, Hans von Gersdorff's fieldbook of surgery, was first published in 1517 in Strasbourg. The work proved to be a popular surgical text and is especially well-known for its instructions on limb amputation. The illustrations, hand-colored in this copy, are attributed to Johann Ulrich Wechtlin and include the first printed image of an amputation.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Schott, Johann, 1477-1548
1 print : hand-colored woodcut
20 x 13 cm
Wechtlin, Johann Ulrich, active 16th century, “Vo[n] de[r] caterisiere[?] und blutstelle[?],” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed January 25, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2169.