Amputation

Institutiones Chirurgicae, (Amsterdam, 1739)
Author: HEISTER, Lorenz (1683-1758) Artist: N/A

Heister was an outstanding German surgeon. His main work, the Institutiones Chirugicae served to educate physicians throughout Western Europe. The two volumes are illustrated with 38 folding copperplates depicting operative techniques, instruments, braces and bandages.

Wunderkammer is a gallery of unique medical art from the Hagströmer Medico-Historical Library.