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Woodcut with overlayed flaps from [Ophthalmodouleia], das ist Augendienst [5r]

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Title

Woodcut with overlayed flaps from [Ophthalmodouleia], das ist Augendienst [5r]

Subject

Ophthalmology -- manuals -- before 1800.

Description

One of two woodcuts (of a total of 92) [Ophthalmodouleia], das ist Augendienst, by Georg Bartisch (1535-1607), which use superimposed flaps to allow the reader to simulate dissection by removing layers to reveal images beneath.

Creator

Bartisch, Georg, 1535-ca. 1607.

Source

[Ophthalmodouleia], das ist Augendienst was the first Renaissance manuscript on ophthalmic disorders and surgeries. Georg Bartisch (1535-1607), considered by many the "father of modern ophthamology," accompanied the images with a discussion of eye pathologies, surgeries and the instruments used in ocular surgery at the time. [Ophthalmodouleia], das ist Augendienst was notably written in Bartisch's native German rather than Latin, the dominant language of science and academia at the time. It was the first textbook in the German language and is seen as the precursor to the modern textbook.
Original Image in: ZKb 16, Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Publisher

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

Date

1583

Contributor

[Dreszden : Matthes Stöckel], 1583.

Identifier

ZKb_16_5r
ZKb_16_5rGIF

Date Created

2018

Temporal Coverage

16th Century

Citation

Bartisch, Georg, 1535-ca. 1607., “Woodcut with overlayed flaps from [Ophthalmodouleia], das ist Augendienst [5r],” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 20, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/6789.