About This Item
Man bleeding from a back wound
Wounds and Injuries
Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
A seated man with a bleeding wound on his back. A teacher and two students stand looking at him, and a landscape with buildings can be seen in the background.
A composite image, with the left side also appearing in other prints by Grüninger.
Title from Schramm.
Original Image in: Brunschwig, Hieronymus, approximately 1450-approximately 1512. Buch der Cirurgia (Strasbourg : Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, 1497). ZEa 25 (Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
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.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Grüninger, Johann, -1532?
1 print : woodcut
17 x 14 cm
“Man bleeding from a back wound,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed September 23, 2023, https://cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1733.