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Saint Anthony the Great
Religion and Medicine
Anthony, of Egypt, Saint, approximately 250-355 or 356
Woodcut attributed to Johann Ulrich Wechtlin; printed by Johann Schott.--Cf. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/gersdorff_bio.html
A child suffering from St. Anthony's Fire (ergotism) stands with a crutch and fire coming from his hand, appealing to St. Anthony the Great. The Saint holds a staff and reads a book. Behind the Saint, there is a pig with a bell on its left ear.
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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, “Saint Anthony the Great,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed May 16, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2186.