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Doctor, students, and apprentice in the apothecary

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Title

Doctor, students, and apprentice in the apothecary

Subject

Teaching
Education, Pharmacy
Students, Pharmacy
Pharmacists' Aides
Pharmacies
Drug Compounding
Drug Packaging
Incunabula
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
Doctor in the pharmacy with two students and an apprentice who is working with a mortar and pestle.--Cf. Brunschwig, Hieronmyus. Buch der Cirurgia des Hieronmyus Brunschwig. Munich: Druck und Verlag, 1911. Afterword by Gustav Klein.
Title supplied by cataloger.

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?

Language

ger

Type

StillImage

Identifier

ZDd_15_1500.18v

Temporal Coverage

History, Medieval

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

14 x 14 cm

Citation

“Doctor, students, and apprentice in the apothecary,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed June 22, 2024, https://cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/243.