Anatomical figures (top); a physician takes the pulse of a sick man while the next two generations attend (bottom left); surgeons perform operations on a child and a woman. Etching by D. Berger, 1774, after D. Chodowiecki.

  • Chodowiecki, Daniel, 1726-1801.
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A summary of what children should know about the human body, medicine and surgery. Top left, a boy without hands and feet eating from a plate with his stumps, described as "Eine Misgeburt ohne Hände und Füsse, welche sich selbst Speise reichen kann". Above right, anatomical figures after Casserius etc., showing the heart, the intestines, the skeleton etc. Lower left, a sick man attended by a doctor ("Der Kranke mit dem Arzte und dem Freunde."), a table of medical equipment ("Ein Tisch mit Artzeney."), and a child being given a medicine ("Ein Kind welches Artzeney einnimmt."). Bottom right, a child receiving surgical treatment to the head ("Ein anderes [Kind] unter der Hand des Wundarztes."), surgical instruments on a table ("Werkzeug welches vor ihm liegt."), and a woman having blood let from her arm ("Eine Frau, die sich die Ader öffnen lässt.")


[Berlin] ; [Dessau] : [Crusius], [1774]

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1 print : etching ; platemark 18.5 x 23.6 cm


D. Chodowiecki, del: Tab. XI. D. Berger, sc: Berolini


Wellcome Collection 652816i



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