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Device for dislocated shoulders
Woodcut attributed to Johann Ulrich Wechtlin; printed by Johann Schott.--Cf. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/gersdorff_bio.html
A patient with his left arm in a device used for correcting dislocated shoulders or elbows. One man turns the wheel to operate the device while another attends to the patient.
Caption: Ich heisß det Narr hoflich mitt sitt. Der min bedarff der lacht min nit.
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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, “Device for dislocated shoulders,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed June 15, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2183.