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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.
Date
[1652]
Reference
22315i
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Description

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

Publication/Creation

[Munich] : [L. Straub], [1652]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 15.9 x 12.5 cm

Lettering

Chirurgia. Caspar am Ortz inven. Wolff. Kilian sculp. 1652

Lettering note

Lettering within the engraving: "Experientia senum agilitas iuvenum. Adversa fortiter. Dubia prudenter."
Bears number lower centre : no. 2

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 22315i

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Languages

  • Latin


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