Medical Xylography

 Showing anatomy, surgery, bloodletting, and other medical procedures in print

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Examples of woodcut blocks actually used in 16th - 17th century medical books

 Xylography Blocks Index:  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

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No. Printed image Wood block Description of Source (Book, etc.)
21 Author: Mondino de Luzzi (ca. 1270-1326)

Book: Anatomia Mundini, ca. 1536

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22 Author: Michael Ostendorfer (1495-1549)

Date: 1555

Engraving from a book on bloodletting for plague

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23 Author: Jacopo Berengario da Carpi's (ca. 1460-ca. 1530). Book:  Isagogae breues, perlucidae ac uberrimae in anatomiam

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24 Author: Unknown.

Woodcutter: Hans Burgkmair.

Date: 1516

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25 Author: Unknown

Block showing conjoined twins is dated 1569 but unattributed

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26 Author: Brunschwig, Hieronymus (ca. 1450-ca. 1512)

Book: The noble experyence of the vertuous handy warke of surgeri,

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27 Author: Possibly Ambroise Pare from the 1560s.

Shows a person in lithotomy position about to undergo a urologic procedure.

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28 Author: Walter Hermann Ryff (1500-1548)

Book: Die Kleyner Chirurgei

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29 Author: Unknown. Has some similarities to block 10 which is attributed to Johann Wolhopter (1512).

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30 Author: Magnus Hundt (1449-1519).

Book: "Antropologium de hominis dignitate." 

Date: 1501. 

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31 Author: Unknown

Subject: The Monster of Ravenna

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32 Author: Petrus Hispanus. Date: ca. 1497

Book: Thesaurus Pauperum

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33 Author: Unknown, but similar to Hieronymus Brunschwig

Book: Similar to "Das Buch der Cirurgia" ca. 1530

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34 Author: Unknown.

Book: Der Schapherders Kalender : Eyn sere schone unde nutthe boek, myt velen fruchtbaren materien, so tho rugge dusses blades klarlike gefunden wert (Rostock, L. Dyetz, 1523

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35 Author: Possibly Helkiah Crooke (1576-1635)

Book: Microcosmographia: A Description of the body of man

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36 Author: Unknown

Book: Unknown

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37 Author: Helkiah Crooke (1576-1635)

Book: Microcosmographia: A Description of the body of man

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38 Author: Possibly Kelkiah Crooke (1576-1635)

Book: Possibly from Microcosmographia: A description of the body of man

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39 Author: Possibly Helkiah Crooke (1576-1635)

Book: Possibly from Microcosmographia: A Description of the body of man

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40 Author: Vitruvius Pollio

Book: M. Vitruvius per locundum solito castigatior factus cum figuris tabula vt iam legi et intelligi possit (1511)

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 Xylography Blocks Index:  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7