Field Book of Surgery

Strasbourg (France) — 1517

Field Book of Surgery

Field Book of Surgery

Alternative Titles:
  • Feldtbüch der Wundtartzney
  • Feldbuch der Wundarznei
  1. Short Description
  2. Codicology
Short Description

The Field Book of Surgery by the accomplished surgeon Hans von Gersdorff is a practical text explaining various procedures such as amputation or treating injuries to the skull. Published in 1517 by the Strasbourg printer Johann Schott, the work is illustrated by masterful woodcuts created by the German Renaissance artist Hans Wechtlin. These include detailed depictions of the skeleton and organs of the human body as well as a depiction of bloodletting and a man with many wounds from various weapons. Aside from Gersdorff’s own work, the book includes translations of preexisting texts by Guy de Chauliac and others. It enjoyed wide circulation and remained the fundamental surgical text in Europe for many years.

Codicology
Alternative Titles
Feldtbüch der Wundtartzney
Feldbuch der Wundarznei
Date
1517
Language
Artist / School
1 available facsimile edition(s) of „Field Book of Surgery“

Feldtbüch der Wundtartzney Facsimile

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Feldtbüch der Wundtartzney Facsimile

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Editions Medicina Rara – Stuttgart, 1971–1973
Limited Edition
2800 copies
Commentary
1 volume
Language: German
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Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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