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Knü, oder schenckel streckung
Woodcut attributed to Johann Ulrich Wechtlin; printed by Johann Schott.--Cf. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/gersdorff_bio.html
Knee or leg stretching. A patient with his leg in a device used for stretching the leg, possibly for dislocations. A surgeon is turning a crank to operate the device.
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
13 x 20 cm
Wechtlin, Johann Ulrich, active 16th century, “Knü, oder schenckel streckung,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed May 16, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2171.