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Three doctors and four men

About This Item

Title

Three doctors and four men

Subject

Physicians
Saints
Sebastian, Saint
Incunabula
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
Three doctors and four men (students?) standing in a room, wearing fur and swords and carrying bags of instruments(?). The town and rolling hills are visible through the windows behind them.
Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian.--Cf. NLM 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_1500.5v

Temporal Coverage

History, Medieval

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

16x14 cm

Citation

“Three doctors and four men,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 20, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/236.