BRUNSCHWIG, Hieronymus [Brunschwygk, Braunschweig]
Das ist das buch der CirurgiaStrassburg, Austria: Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, 1497.
The first important printed surgical treatise in German. It combines a compilation of the ancient and medieval authorities with Brunschwig’s own extensive experience. It contains the first detailed account of gunshot wounds in medical literature, and is notable for its woodcuts— some of the earliest specimens of medical illustration. It was reproduced in facsimile in 1911 (Munich), 1923 (Milan), and 1967 (Gertenbach). English translation, Southwark (London), 1525. ISTC No. ib01225000 indicates that "Several variants are known; in one the colophon reads 'M.ccc.xcvii.' Sometimes found with the 'Anathomia', which GW (Anm. 2) suggests was an addition, not earlier than Dec. 1497, to the original edition, and which is also found independently." Digital facsimile from the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek at this link.
Subjects: Illustration, Medical, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Germany, SURGERY: General
The noble experyence of the vertuous handywarke of surgeri.London: Peter Treveris, 1525.
This translation of Brunschwig’s surgery (No. 5559) includes the first anatomical text printed in English, a 13-page section with 4 woodcuts. Facsimile, Amsterdam, 1973.
Subjects: ANATOMY › 16th Century, SURGERY: General