The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library

A pharmaceutical lesson

About This Item

Title

A pharmaceutical lesson

Subject

Teaching
Education, Pharmacy
Students, Pharmacy
Pharmacies
Drug Packaging
Books
Incunabula
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
Interior view of a pharmacy, showing the master, standing and pointing to shelves of apothecary jars, instructing the novice who is sitting at a table with an open book.--Cf. NLM catalog.
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_1500.16v

Temporal Coverage

History, Medieval

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

17 x 14 cm

Citation

“A pharmaceutical lesson,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 19, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/242.