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Sick man in bed attended by two figures
Religion and Medicine
Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
Sick man lying in bed holding a stick, with chamber pot(?) on ground below. At the foot of the bed stand two figures, possibly a doctor holding a vessel of ointment(?) and a bearded monk(?) with prayer beads. Image appears to be a composite.
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Original image in: Brunschwig, Hieronymus, approximately 1450-approximately 1512. Pestbuch (Strasbourg: Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, 19 Aug. 1500). ZDd 15 1500 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
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.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Grüninger, Johann, -1532?
1 print : woodcut
“Sick man in bed attended by two figures,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed June 9, 2023, https://cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/237.