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Harnesch instrume[n]t krum sche[n]kel zu strecken

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Title

Harnesch instrume[n]t krum sche[n]kel zu strecken

Subject

Braces
Leg
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut attributed to Johann Ulrich Wechtlin; printed by Johann Schott.--Cf. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/gersdorff_bio.html
Hand-colored.
Armor instrument to stretch a crooked leg. Leg in a brace, with hands adjusting the rods to position the brace. Image is depicted with a background of clouds.
Title from caption.

Creator

Wechtlin, Johann Ulrich, active 16th century

Source

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.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1517

Contributor

Schott, Johann, 1477-1548

Identifier

Ea_220.f6r

Original Format

1 print : hand-colored woodcut

Physical Dimensions

20 x 13 cm

Citation

Wechtlin, Johann Ulrich, active 16th century, “Harnesch instrume[n]t krum sche[n]kel zu strecken,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed April 19, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2173.