The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library

A teacher with students

About This Item

Title

A teacher with students

Subject

Teaching
Education, Medical
Students, Medical
Incunabula
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
Woodcut depicts a teacher before an open book on an ornate lectern, attended by four students, with town and rolling hills visible through windows in background.
Title from NLM catalog.

Source

Drawing heavily on Heinrich Steinhowel’s 1473 treatise on the plague, Brunschwig’s Pestbuch describes the origin of the plague, its communication, symptoms, prophylaxis and treatment. A surgeon, Brunschwig had witnessed the plague of 1473. Many of the 23 woodcut illustrations are only loosely related to the text, consist of composites, and reappear throughout the text and in other works printed by Gruninger.

Publisher

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

Date

1500

Contributor

Grüninger, Johann, -1532?

Identifier

ZDd_15_1500.ir

Temporal Coverage

History, Medieval

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

19 x 14 cm

Citation

“A teacher with students,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed December 5, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/228.