BERIS, Johannes von [PARIS]
Eyn new Wund Artznei M. Johans von Parisijs. Wie mann alle wunden, sie seien gestochen, gehawen, geschossen mit pfeil oder lot gequetzt vnd gestossen [et]c. mit salben, pflastern vnnd wundttranck, durch den gantzen leip dess menschens, vom Kopff an biss auff die füss, heylen solein kurtzer, ordenlicher Bericht M. Johan von Parisiis jtzunt am newsten auss gangen.Strasbourg, France: Jacques Cammerlander, 1540.
Johannes von Beris (or Paris) lived in the mid-15th century near Metz, and is thus the earliest identifiable German surgeon, and the first to write about gunshot wounds and wound surgery. His work, which was first published in the above undated edition that was probably issued about 1540, is the oldest German surgical text. Beris "was the teacher of Heinrich von Pfolsprundt, whose manuscript, first published in the nineteenth century, is often cited as the first German work on surgery. Johannes is mentioned by Pfolsprundt with great praise as his most influential teacher. Johannes' original manuscdript is in the Metz Stadtbibliothek. The illustrations in the printed edition include a blood-letting man that is copied after Johann Stoeffler, a zodiac and wound man, and several bedside scenes" (Eugene S. Flamm, Printing and the Brain of Man (New York: The Grolier Club, 2011) No. 51.
Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Germany, SURGERY: General