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Physician applies salve to a wound

About This Item

Title

Physician applies salve to a wound

Subject

Ointments
Wounds and Injuries
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Petrus Treueris, artist unknown.
A physician applies a salve or ointment to a wound on a patient's leg. The image accompanies an entry in the text for "One apostolicum salue".
Title supplied by cataloger.

Source

Buch der Cirurgia, Hieronymus Brunschwig's handbook of surgery, was first printed in 1497 by Johann Grüninger. The work was intended for aspiring barbers and surgeons, and includes compiled knowledge of past surgeons along with the experiences of Brunschwig himself. Many of the woodcut illustrations are only loosely related to the text, consist of composites, and reappear throughout the text and in other works printed by Grüninger.

Publisher

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

Date

1525

Contributor

Treveris, Peter, active 1522-1532

Language

eng

Type

StillImage

Identifier

ZEa_25-1.69v

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

13 x 14 cm

Citation

“Physician applies salve to a wound,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed July 23, 2024, https://cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1700.