The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library

Pharmacy

About This Item

Title

Pharmacy

Subject

Pharmacists' Aides
Pharmacies
Drug Compounding
Incunabula
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
Preparation of a medicine. Page stirs potation over a small fire, in a room, with an attendant waiting for it.--Cf. NLM catalog.
Title from NLM catalog.

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_1500.20v

Temporal Coverage

History, Medieval

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

16 x 14 cm

Citation

“Pharmacy,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed May 24, 2024, https://cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/244.