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A male patient is hanging by his feet from an apparatus, a large worm (?) is passing from his mouth into a bowl, assisted by a surgeon and two assistants. Process print after a woodcut, 1497.


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The surgeon is supervising two assistants, one of which is pouring liquid onto the worm emitting from the patient's mouth, the other is turning the rope of the apparatus to tighten the grip on the patient

Lettering

Das VII capitel diss fierden tractates würt dich leren so ein mensch slangen oder and würm desglychen würm in dem lybe hat.

Physical description

1 process print

Notes

On reverse is a process print and lettering

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 22785i

Reproduction note

The original woodcut is in: H. Braunschweig, Buch der chirugia, Strasbury 1497

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  • German


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