Anatomical plate

Feldtbuch der Wundartzney, (Augsburg, Heinrich Stayner, 1543)
Author: GERSDORFF, Hans von (d. 1529) Artist: Hans Wechtlin

Hans von Gersdorff, surnamed ’Schylhans’ or ’Squinting Hans’, from Strasburg, was an army surgeon who took part in numerous campaigns, including the Burgundian War (1476). His widely circulated handbook of wound surgery, first published in 1517) was based on forty years of experience, chiefly in various military campaigns. It is illustrated with 25 full-page woodcuts by Hans Wechtlin including the first image in a book of an amputation.

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