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Examination of a leper

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Title

Examination of a leper

Subject

Leprosy
Physicians
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.
A patient with lesions on his head, neck and legs is surrounded by physicians. One physician has his hands on the patient's head and consults the man next to him. Another physician examines a flask of urine.
Caption: Besehung der usz setzige[?].
Title NLM catalog.

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

Language

ger

Type

StillImage

Identifier

Ea_220.n5v

Original Format

1 print : hand-colored woodcut

Physical Dimensions

20 x 13 cm

Citation

Wechtlin, Johann Ulrich, active 16th century, “Examination of a leper,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed May 16, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2189.