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Sick man in bed and three doctors

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Title

Sick man in bed and three doctors

Subject

Plague
Physicians
Furunculosis
Incunabula
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
Plague victim in bed pointing out to three physicians the swell or boil under his armpit.--Cf. LC catalog.
Title from Schramm.

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.iir

Temporal Coverage

History, Medieval

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

15 x 14 cm

Citation

“Sick man in bed and three doctors,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed July 15, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/229.