Two surgeons treating two seated male patients in a surgery, many surgeons' dishes are hanging from the ceiling. Line engraving by W. Kilian, 1652, after C. Ortz.
- Ortz, Caspar.
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The older of the two surgeons is cauterising the shoulder of the patient via a method known as "Capsula casseriana", which involves using a wooden box to hide the red-hot iron from the patient's eyes. The younger of the surgeons (on the right) is applying leeches (visible in a bowl on the table) to the patient's neck and back
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