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Doctor, students, and apprentice in the apothecary
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.
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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
14 x 14 cm
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